Shumate Family History

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Shumate Name Meaning

Americanized form of southern French De la Chaumette, a topographic name for someone who lived on a chaumette, a high, arid plateau with very little vegetation, derived from a diminutive of chaume ‘bare land’ (a specialized sense of Latin calmus ‘calm’, ‘unruffled’).

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


Similar surnames: Shoemate, Shumard, Mate, Humble, Shute, Shumake, Strate, Chute

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Shumate Family Origin

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Shumate Family Occupations

What did your Shumate ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shumate family was Laborer. The most common Shumate occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Shumate's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shumate.

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  • Farmer

    55%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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Shumate Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Shumate Life Expectancy

What is the average Shumate lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Shumate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Shumate in 1940 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shumate

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shumate 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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