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Where is the Shelby family from?
You can see how Shelby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shelby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shelby families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Shelby families living in Tennessee. This was about 23% of all the recorded Shelby's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Shelby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shelby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shelby. 22% of Shelby men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Shelby women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shelby were Farm Laborer and Housewife. .