Shreve Family History

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Shreve Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a sheriff, from Middle English schiref, shreeve, shryve ‘sheriff’, from Old English scir ‘shire’, ‘administrative district’ + (ge)refa ‘reeve’ (see Reeve). In some cases it may have arisen from a nickname.

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

Similar surnames: Shove, Shean, Reeve, Shroff, Steve, Greve, Stueve, Stream, Schrage

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Shreve Family Origin

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Shreve Family Occupations

What did your Shreve ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Antique Dealerretired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Shreve. 17% of Shreve men worked as an Antique Dealerretired and 58% of Shreve women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shreve were Fishmonger Shopkeeper and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Antique Dealerretired
  • Bus Driver
  • Farmer
  • Fishmonger Shopkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Duties Unpa
  • Typist
  • Unpaid Domestic

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

Shreve Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Shreve. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shreve 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shreve. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Shreve. For the veterans among your Shreve ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shreve Life Expectancy

What is the average Shreve lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Shreve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shreve in 1952 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shreve

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shreve 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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