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Shemanski Name Meaning

Americanized form of Polish Szymański (see Szymanski ). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Shimanski from the personal name Shiman (see Shimon ).

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


Similar surnames: Stepanski, Furmanski, Lewinski, Stefanski, Szymanski, Symanski

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Where is the Shemanski family from?

You can see how Shemanski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shemanski family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Shemanski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Shemanski families living in California. This was about 80% of all the recorded Shemanski's in USA. California had the highest population of Shemanski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shemanski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shemanski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shemanski. 23% of Shemanski men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Shemanski women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shemanski were New Worker and Maid. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Miner
    21%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • New Worker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Seamstress
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shemanski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shemanski census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 151 immigration records available for the last name Shemanski. 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 Cards

There are 354 military records available for the last name Shemanski. For the veterans among your Shemanski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shemanski lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Shemanski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Shemanski in 1950 was 61, and 81 in 2004.

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