Shively Family History

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Shively Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Schäublin or Scheublein, nicknames for a thin or skinny person, from Middle High German shoup ‘(straw) bundle’ + the diminutive suffix -lein, -lin.

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

Similar surnames: Snively, Shimel, Hinely, Snavely, Shive, Stitely, Siverly, Shadel

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Shively Family Origin

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Shively Family Occupations

What did your Shively ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shively. A less common occupation for the Shively family was Keeping House. The most common Shively occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Shively's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Shively Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Shively. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shively 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shively. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Shively. For the veterans among your Shively ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shively Life Expectancy

What is the average Shively lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Shively life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1951. The average life expectancy for Shively in 1950 was 52, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shively

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shively 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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