Shore Family History

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Shore Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by the seashore, Middle English schore. English: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a bank or steep slope, Old English scora. There are minor places named with this word in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, and the surname may also be a habitational name from these. Americanized spelling of Ashkenazic Jewish S(c)hor(r) or Szor, variants of Schauer.

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

Similar surnames: Shoe, Score, Shire, Stone, Shorey, Hope, Shove, Shott, Ashmore, Shock

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Shore Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shore name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Shore. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Shore Family Origin

Where is the Shore family from?

Shore Family Occupations

What did your Shore ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shore family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shore. The most common Shore occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Shore's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Shore Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Shore. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shore 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Shore. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Shore. For the veterans among your Shore ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shore Life Expectancy

What is the average Shore lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Shore life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Shore in 1943 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shore 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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