Shiver Family History

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Shiver Name Meaning

American variant of English and Irish Chivers.

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

Similar surnames: Shivar, Shivers, Shier, Shirer, Stiver, Shives, Shiner, Shimer

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Shiver Family Origin

Where is the Shiver family from?

Shiver Family Occupations

What did your Shiver ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shiver. The most common Shiver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Shiver's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shiver family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Shiver Historical Records

What Shiver family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Shiver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shiver 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 474 immigration records available for the last name Shiver. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Shiver. For the veterans among your Shiver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shiver Life Expectancy

What is the average Shiver lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Shiver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shiver in 1944 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shiver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shiver 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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