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

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  • Farmer

    61%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shoaf family was Farm Laborer. The most common Shoaf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Shoaf's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shoaf.

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Shoaf Historical Records

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Shoaf Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shoaf

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