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Shropshire Family History

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

126,231 Historical Documents and Family Trees with Shropshire on Ancestry.co.uk
21,955 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,741 Military Records
571 Immigration Records
15,381 Census and Voter Lists
84,583 Member Family Trees

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Name Distribution of Shropshire Families

  • Number of Shropshire families
     28 - 53
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Shropshire last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Shropshire census records

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Shropshire Family Origin

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Shropshire Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Shropshire families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

Emigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Shropshire Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Shropshire census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Shropshire ancestors, such as occupation.

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Military Service by Shropshire

Did the Shropshires fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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