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Shock Family History

Shock Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schock, ‘shock’, ‘group of sheaves (of grain)’, either a metonymic occupational name for someone who arranged sheaves in a shock, or a descriptive nickname for someone whose hair stood up on end, thus resembling a shock of sheaves. Americanized spelling of German Schock.

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


Similar surnames: Stock, Smock, Shuck, Spock, Sock, Hock, Chock, Rock, Nock, Krock

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Where is the Shock family from?

You can see how Shock families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shock family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shock families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Shock families living in Ohio. This was about 39% of all the recorded Shock's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Shock families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shock surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shock ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shock. 20% of Shock men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Shock women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shock were Machinist and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Machinist
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    10%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Shock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shock census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 961 immigration records available for the last name Shock. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Shock. For the veterans among your Shock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shock lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Shock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shock in 1950 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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