Shipwash Family History

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Shipwash Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived close to a sheepwash, Middle English shepewassh (Old English sceapwæsce), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example Sheepwash in Devon and Northumberland, or Sheepwash Farm in Nuthurst, Sussex.

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

Similar surnames: Fiveash, Shippen, Skipwith, Whitmarsh, Shipman, Hipwell, Spach, Shipp

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Shipwash Family Origin

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Shipwash Family Occupations

What did your Shipwash ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shipwash occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 40% of Shipwash's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Farm Hand and Stone And Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shipwash. A less common occupation for the Shipwash family was Store & Brick Mason Farmer.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farm Hand

  • Stone And Brick Mason

  • Store & Brick Mason Farmer


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

Shipwash Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 981 census records available for the last name Shipwash. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shipwash 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 17 immigration records available for the last name Shipwash. 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 322 military records available for the last name Shipwash. For the veterans among your Shipwash ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shipwash Life Expectancy

What is the average Shipwash lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Shipwash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shipwash in 1961 was 54, and 48 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shipwash 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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