Shropshire Family History

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Shropshire Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Shropshire, on the western border of England with Wales.

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

Similar surnames: Hampshire, Cheshire, Berkshire, Devonshire, Darbyshire, Schrimsher

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Shropshire Family Origin

Where is the Shropshire family from?

Shropshire Family Occupations

What did your Shropshire ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shropshire family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shropshire. The most common Shropshire occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Shropshire's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Shropshire Historical Records

What Shropshire family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Shropshire. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shropshire census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shropshire

Passenger List

There are 691 immigration records available for the last name Shropshire. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Shropshire. For the veterans among your Shropshire ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shropshire Life Expectancy

What is the average Shropshire lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Shropshire life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shropshire in 1947 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shropshire

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shropshire 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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