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Shrek Family History

Shrek 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: Syrek, Sheek, Shreck, Shek, Sharek, Sirek, Turek, Shen, Shore, Borek

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Where is the Shrek family from?

You can see how Shrek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shrek family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Shrek families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 7 Shrek families living in New York. This was about 88% of all the recorded Shrek's in USA. New York had the highest population of Shrek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shrek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shrek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Shrek. 100% of Shrek men worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 105 census records available for the last name Shrek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shrek census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 13 immigration records available for the last name Shrek. 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 Cards

There are 3 military records available for the last name Shrek. For the veterans among your Shrek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shrek lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2002, in the United States, Shrek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Shrek in 1964 was 58, and 96 in 2002.

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