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Shockey Family History

Shockey Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch and North German Schaake.

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


Similar surnames: Shockley, Stocke, Yockey, Whipkey, Shack, Hocker, Shankel, Sholley

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Where is the Shockey family from?

You can see how Shockey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shockey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Shockey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Shockey families living in Ohio. This was about 35% of all the recorded Shockey's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Shockey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shockey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shockey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shockey. 21% of Shockey men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Shockey women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shockey were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Shockey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shockey 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 487 immigration records available for the last name Shockey. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Shockey. For the veterans among your Shockey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shockey lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Shockey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Shockey in 1946 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

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