Shrewsbury Family History

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Shrewsbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, which is named from an ancient district name derived from Old English scrobb ‘scrub’, ‘brushwood’, + Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified place’.

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


Similar surnames: Amesbury, Marksbury, Tewksbury, Sainsbury, Alsbury, Salisbury, Asbury

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Shrewsbury Family Origin

Where is the Shrewsbury family from?

Shrewsbury Family Occupations

What did your Shrewsbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Shrewsbury occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Shrewsbury's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Lodging House Keeper and Architect & Surveyor Articled were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shrewsbury. A less common occupation for the Shrewsbury family was Carman.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Lodging House Keeper

    5%
  • Architect & Surveyor Articled

    2%
  • Carman

    2%

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

Shrewsbury Historical Records

What Shrewsbury family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shrewsbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shrewsbury 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Shrewsbury. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shrewsbury. For the veterans among your Shrewsbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shrewsbury Life Expectancy

What is the average Shrewsbury lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Shrewsbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shrewsbury in 1949 was 67, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shrewsbury

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shrewsbury 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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