Shreaves Family History

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Shreaves Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Greaves, Shreeves, Reaves, Shreves, Chaves, Shreve, Heaven, Reeves

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Shreaves Family Origin

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Shreaves Family Occupations

What did your Shreaves ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Sailing

  • Keeping House


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

Shreaves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shreaves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shreaves 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 23 immigration records available for the last name Shreaves. 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 159 military records available for the last name Shreaves. For the veterans among your Shreaves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shreaves Life Expectancy

What is the average Shreaves lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Shreaves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Shreaves in 1963 was 77, and 73 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shreaves

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shreaves 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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