Shorb Family History

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Shorb Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of German Schorp, a nickname from Middle High German schorp(e), Middle Low German schorpie ‘scorpion’, ‘tortoise’.

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

Similar surnames: Schorr, Horn, Shoop, Thorn, Sporn, Herb, Storm, Korb, Shock, Shirk

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Shorb Family Origin

Where is the Shorb family from?

Shorb Family Occupations

What did your Shorb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shorb. The most common Shorb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Shorb's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shorb family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Shorb Historical Records

What Shorb family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shorb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shorb 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 Shorb. 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 809 military records available for the last name Shorb. For the veterans among your Shorb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shorb Life Expectancy

What is the average Shorb lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Shorb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Shorb in 1958 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shorb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shorb 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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