Shumaker Family History

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Shumaker Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Schoemaker or German Schumacher.

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

Similar surnames: Shomaker, Shewmaker, Shumake, Shoemaker, Schumaker, Shewmake

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Shumaker Family Origin

Where is the Shumaker family from?

Shumaker Family Occupations

What did your Shumaker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shumaker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Shumaker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shumaker family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shumaker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Shumaker Historical Records

What Shumaker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Shumaker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shumaker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shumaker. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Shumaker. For the veterans among your Shumaker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shumaker Life Expectancy

What is the average Shumaker lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Shumaker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Shumaker in 1950 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shumaker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shumaker 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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