Shive Family History

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Shive Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of Dutch Schive, unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Shipe, Shine, Shave, Shirk, Shupe, Hire, Hime, Shover, Shiff, Shimek

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Shive Family Origin

Where is the Shive family from?

Shive Family Occupations

What did your Shive ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shive family was Keeping House. The most common Shive occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Shive's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shive.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Shive Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Shive. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shive 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 311 immigration records available for the last name Shive. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shive. For the veterans among your Shive ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shive Life Expectancy

What is the average Shive lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Shive life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Shive in 1952 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shive

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shive 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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