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Shaer Family History

Shaer Name Meaning

Muslim: probably from a personal name based on Persian sher ‘lion’. Sher Shah ‘king of the lions’ was a Delhi sultan (1540–45). Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish shayer ‘barn’.

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

Similar surnames: Shier, Sher, Shirer, Shor, Haar, Haber, Haer, Shapero, Hader, Speer

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Where is the Shaer family from?

You can see how Shaer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shaer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shaer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Shaer families living in Quebec. This was about 36% of all the recorded Shaer's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Shaer families in 1911.
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What did your Shaer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Salesgirl were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shaer. 20% of Shaer men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Shaer women worked as a Salesgirl. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shaer were Proprietor and Cashier.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Salesgirl
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Cashier
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shaer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shaer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 481 immigration records available for the last name Shaer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 279 military records available for the last name Shaer. For the veterans among your Shaer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shaer lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Shaer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Shaer in 1964 was 69, and 36 in 2004.

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