Shek Family History

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Shek Name Meaning

Chinese : Cantonese variant of Shi 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Sheu, Shen, Shed, Suen, Sherk, Shenk, Shey, Sheng, Chee, Sher

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Shek Family Origin

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Shek Family Occupations

What did your Shek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shek. 50% of Shek men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Shek women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shek were Machine Operator and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Machine Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • New Worker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Shek Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 813 census records available for the last name Shek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shek census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 932 immigration records available for the last name Shek. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Shek. For the veterans among your Shek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shek Life Expectancy

What is the average Shek lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Shek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shek in 1964 was 70, and 73 in 2004.

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