Shock Family History

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Shock Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schock, ‘shock’, ‘group of sheaves (of grain)’, either a metonymic occupational name for someone who arranged sheaves in a shock, or a descriptive nickname for someone whose hair stood up on end, thus resembling a shock of sheaves. Americanized spelling of German Schock.

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

Similar surnames: Stock, Smock, Shuck, Spock, Sock, Hock, Chock, Rock, Nock, Krock

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Shock Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shock name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Shock. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Shock Family Origin

Where is the Shock family from?

Shock Family Occupations

What did your Shock ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cap Manufacturer (Hatter), Carpenter and Coach Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shock. The most common Shock occupation in the UK was Cap Manufacturer (Hatter). 20% of Shock's were Cap Manufacturer (Hatter)s. A less common occupation for the Shock family was Shoemaker.

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  • Cap Manufacturer (Hatter)

  • Carpenter

  • Coach Painter

  • Shoemaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shock ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shock Historical Records

What Shock family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Shock. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shock 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 961 immigration records available for the last name Shock. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Shock. For the veterans among your Shock ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shock Life Expectancy

What is the average Shock lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Shock life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shock in 1950 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shock 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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