Shoe Family History

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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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Shoe Family Origin

Where is the Shoe family from?

Shoe Family Occupations

What did your Shoe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shoe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Shoe's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shoe. A less common occupation for the Shoe family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Shoe Historical Records

What Shoe family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

Search 1940's US census records for Shoe

Passenger List

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 Card

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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Shoe Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shoe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shoe 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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