Shaker Family History

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Shaker Name Meaning

Muslim: variant of Shakir. English: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Shakir, Sharer, Shuker, Halker, Saber, Sherer, Staker, Thaker, Hakey

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Shaker Family Origin

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Shaker Family Occupations

What did your Shaker ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cultivateur were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Shaker. 29% of Shaker men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Shaker women worked as a Cultivateur. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shaker were Photographer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Mangington
  • Peddler
  • Photographer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Farm Laborer
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer

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

Shaker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Shaker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shaker 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 784 immigration records available for the last name Shaker. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shaker. For the veterans among your Shaker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shaker Life Expectancy

What is the average Shaker lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shaker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Shaker in 1962 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shaker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shaker 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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