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Shumard Family History

Shumard Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly an Anglicized or Americanized form of French Chaumard, a nickname for a lazy person, from a derivative of Old French caume ‘great heat’.

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

Similar surnames: Shuford, Shumar, Huard, Hazard, Shumate, Sharar, Shepard, Cunard

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Where is the Shumard family from?

You can see how Shumard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shumard family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Shumard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Shumard families living in Ohio. This was about 95% of all the recorded Shumard's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Shumard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shumard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shumard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shumard. 35% of Shumard men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Shumard women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shumard were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Shumard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shumard 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 179 immigration records available for the last name Shumard. 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 799 military records available for the last name Shumard. For the veterans among your Shumard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shumard lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Shumard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shumard in 1955 was 64, and 88 in 2004.

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