Shrewsbury Family History

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Shrewsbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, which is named from an ancient district name derived from Old English scrobb ‘scrub’, ‘brushwood’, + Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified place’.

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


Similar surnames: Amesbury, Marksbury, Tewksbury, Sainsbury, Alsbury, Salisbury, Asbury

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Shrewsbury Family Origin

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Shrewsbury Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Druggist

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shrewsbury family was Druggist. The most common Shrewsbury occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Shrewsbury's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shrewsbury.

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Shrewsbury Historical Records

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Shrewsbury Life Expectancy

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