Shoup Family History

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Shoup Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Schoup, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of ladles, from Middle Dutch schoepe, schope, schuep ‘ladle’.

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

Similar surnames: Shoop, Schoop, Schopp, Shoupe, Roup, Stoop, Shoun, Shock, Stoup

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Shoup Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shoup name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Shoup Family Origin

Where is the Shoup family from?

Shoup Family Occupations

What did your Shoup ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shoup family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shoup. The most common Shoup occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Shoup's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Shoup Historical Records

What Shoup family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Shoup. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shoup 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shoup. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Shoup. For the veterans among your Shoup ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shoup Life Expectancy

What is the average Shoup lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Shoup life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Shoup in 1949 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shoup

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shoup 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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