Shigley Family History

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Shigley Name Meaning

Americanized form of a German name, probably Schickler ‘trader’, or a related form.

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

Similar surnames: Hugley, Sherley, Phegley, Sivley, Smiley, Sigley, Shirley, Philley

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Shigley Family Origin

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Shigley Family Occupations

What did your Shigley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shigley. 12% of Shigley men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Shigley women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shigley were Salesman and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Assembler
  • Housekeeper

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

Shigley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shigley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shigley 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 180 immigration records available for the last name Shigley. 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 612 military records available for the last name Shigley. For the veterans among your Shigley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shigley Life Expectancy

What is the average Shigley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Shigley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shigley in 1958 was 53, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shigley 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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