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Shamblen Name Meaning

Variant of Shamblin, an Americanized form of French Chamberlin.

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


Similar surnames: Shambley, Shamblin, Hamlen, Hamblin, Hamblen, Chamblin, Tamblyn

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Where is the Shamblen family from?

You can see how Shamblen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shamblen family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Shamblen families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Shamblen family living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Shamblen's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Shamblen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shamblen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shamblen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shamblen. 30% of Shamblen men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    30%
  • Miner
    24%
  • Carpenter
    18%
  • Loader
    18%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shamblen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shamblen 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 24 immigration records available for the last name Shamblen. 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 337 military records available for the last name Shamblen. For the veterans among your Shamblen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shamblen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Shamblen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shamblen in 1944 was 45, and 64 in 2004.

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