Shedlock Family History

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Shedlock Name Meaning

Possibly a variant of English Shadlock, from Middle English schaken ‘to shake’ + loc ‘lock’ (found in the plural in one early example, Schakelokes). If this is right, it was either a nickname for someone with the habit of shaking back his or her long hair, or a metonymic occupational name for a jailer. Alternatively, it could be from Middle English schaklock ‘fetter’, ‘shackle’, again an occupational name for a jailer.

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

Similar surnames: Sherlock, Sedlock, Shock, Haddock, Whitlock, Hurlock, Hadlock

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Shedlock Family Origin

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Shedlock Family Occupations

What did your Shedlock ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Shedlock. 5% of Shedlock men worked as a Carpenter and 62% of Shedlock women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shedlock were General Labourer Unemployed Heavy Worker and House Duties Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter
  • Core Maker (heavy Worker)
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker
  • General Labourer Unemployed Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Envelope Machinist
  • Grocer off Licence (shop Keeper)
  • House Duties Unpaid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Shedlock Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shedlock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shedlock 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 261 immigration records available for the last name Shedlock. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 730 military records available for the last name Shedlock. For the veterans among your Shedlock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shedlock Life Expectancy

What is the average Shedlock lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Shedlock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Shedlock in 1952 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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