Shiverdecker Family History

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Shiverdecker Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schieferdecker, an occupational name for a slater, from Middle High German schiver ‘piece of wood or stone’, ‘slate’ + the agent derivative of decken ‘to lay a roof’.

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

Similar surnames: Shindledecker, Leyendecker, Strecker, Swecker, Overacker, Heidecker

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Shiverdecker Family Origin

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Shiverdecker Family Occupations

What did your Shiverdecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shiverdecker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 70% of Shiverdecker's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shiverdecker. A less common occupation for the Shiverdecker family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Shiverdecker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shiverdecker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shiverdecker 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 37 immigration records available for the last name Shiverdecker. 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 326 military records available for the last name Shiverdecker. For the veterans among your Shiverdecker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shiverdecker Life Expectancy

What is the average Shiverdecker lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Shiverdecker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Shiverdecker in 1964 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shiverdecker 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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