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 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shumate. 25% of Shumate men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Shumate women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shumate were Truck Driver and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%

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

Shumate Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 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 7,000 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.

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