Shomaker Family History

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Shomaker Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Schoemaker and German and Jewish Schumacher.

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

Similar surnames: Shumaker, Shoemaker, Shewmaker, Shoemake, Shewmake, Schomaker

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Shomaker Family Origin

Where is the Shomaker family from?

Shomaker Family Occupations

What did your Shomaker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shomaker family was Blacksmith. The most common Shomaker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 64% of Shomaker's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shomaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Shomaker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Shomaker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shomaker 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 236 immigration records available for the last name Shomaker. 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 682 military records available for the last name Shomaker. For the veterans among your Shomaker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shomaker Life Expectancy

What is the average Shomaker lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Shomaker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shomaker in 1954 was 49, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shomaker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shomaker 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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