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Show Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): unexplained. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Schau.

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

Similar surnames: Shew, Scow, Shows, Schow, Snow, Shon, How, Shaw, Low, Rhew

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Show Family Occupations

What did your Show ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Show family was Farm Laborer. The most common Show occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Show's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Show.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Show. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Show 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Show. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Show. For the veterans among your Show ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Show Life Expectancy

What is the average Show lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Show life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Show in 1959 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Show

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Show 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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