Shellman Family History

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Shellman Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schellmann, a variant of Schell.

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

Similar surnames: Shelman, Hellman, Sellman, Spellman, Hollman, Bellman, Sherman

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Shellman Family Origin

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Shellman Family Occupations

What did your Shellman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shellman family was Keeping House. The most common Shellman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Shellman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shellman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shellman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shellman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Shellman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shellman 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 413 immigration records available for the last name Shellman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shellman. For the veterans among your Shellman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shellman Life Expectancy

What is the average Shellman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Shellman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Shellman in 1951 was 38, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shellman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shellman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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