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Shoe Family History

Shoe Name Meaning

English: from Middle English shoe ‘shoe’ (Old English scoh), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker or possibly a topographic name for someone who lived on a shoe-shaped piece of land. Translation of Schuh.

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

Similar surnames: Shore, Hoe, Sale, Stone, Shott, Shove, Shaw, Hope, Score, Hoy

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Where is the Shoe family from?

You can see how Shoe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shoe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shoe families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Shoe families living in Ohio. This was about 29% of all the recorded Shoe's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Shoe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shoe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shoe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shoe. 18% of Shoe men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Shoe women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shoe were Weaver and Housewife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Weaver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
  • Spinner
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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What Shoe family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Shoe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shoe 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 625 immigration records available for the last name Shoe. 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 Shoe. For the veterans among your Shoe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shoe lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Shoe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shoe in 1947 was 50, and 76 in 2004.

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