Shoaf Family History

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Shoaf Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized form of German Schauf(f), from the Swabian for ‘sheep’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a sheep in some way. Compare Shoaff.

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


Similar surnames: Schaaf, Shock, Sheaff, Shad, Hoak, Shoun, Schoof, Shoop, Sloat, Haaf

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Shoaf Family Origin

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Shoaf Family Occupations

What did your Shoaf ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bus Conductor L P T B was the top reported job for people in the UK named Shoaf. 17% of Shoaf men worked as a Bus Conductor L P T B

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bus Conductor L P T B
    17%
  • Gardener
    17%
  • General Labourer
    17%
  • Nursery Hand Food Producing
    17%

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

Shoaf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Shoaf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shoaf 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 419 immigration records available for the last name Shoaf. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Shoaf. For the veterans among your Shoaf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shoaf Life Expectancy

What is the average Shoaf lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Shoaf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shoaf in 1945 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shoaf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shoaf 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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