Shies Family History

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Shies Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Spies, Shier, Shives, Thies, Shie, Shiers, Shiel, Shires, Shiels

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Shies Family Origin

Where is the Shies family from?

Shies Family Occupations

What did your Shies ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shies family was Traveling Agent. The most common Shies occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 33% of Shies's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shies.

View Census data for Shies | Data not to scale

  • Carpenter

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Traveling Agent

    33%

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

Shies Historical Records

What Shies family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 317 census records available for the last name Shies. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shies 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 46 immigration records available for the last name Shies. 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 23 military records available for the last name Shies. For the veterans among your Shies ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shies Life Expectancy

What is the average Shies lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shies 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shies

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