Shipkey Family History

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Shipkey 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: Whipkey, Chipley, Hiskey, Shippey, Shipley, Hickey, Hipke, Shirkey

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Shipkey Family Origin

Where is the Shipkey family from?

Shipkey Family Occupations

What did your Shipkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Carpenter and Iron Wkr were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shipkey. The most common Shipkey occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 33% of Shipkey's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Shipkey family was Keep House.

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  • Carpenter

  • Iron Wkr

  • Keep House


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

Shipkey Historical Records

What Shipkey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 99 census records available for the last name Shipkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shipkey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shipkey

Passenger List

There are 21 immigration records available for the last name Shipkey. 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 32 military records available for the last name Shipkey. For the veterans among your Shipkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shipkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Shipkey lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2002, in the United States, Shipkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shipkey in 1969 was 75, and 48 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shipkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shipkey 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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