Shiers Family History

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Shiers Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Shears or possibly a variant of Shires.

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

Similar surnames: Siers, Shier, Sher, Miers, Spiers, Sherk, Shirer, Biers, Seier, Shirk

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Shiers Family Origin

Where is the Shiers family from?

Shiers Family Occupations

What did your Shiers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shiers occupation in the USA was Dress Maker. 11% of Shiers's were Dress Makers. A less common occupation for the Shiers family was Boating. Dress Maker, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shiers.

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  • Dress Maker

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Boating


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

Shiers Historical Records

What Shiers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Shiers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shiers 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 827 immigration records available for the last name Shiers. 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 674 military records available for the last name Shiers. For the veterans among your Shiers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shiers Life Expectancy

What is the average Shiers lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Shiers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Shiers in 1955 was 64, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shiers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shiers 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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