Shao Family History

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Shao Name Meaning

Chinese : from an altered form of the place name Zhao. Zhao Gongshi was the senior statesman of the Zhou under four successive kings; he played an important role in administration of the kingdom and the establishment of the Zhou dynasty (1122–221 bc). He was granted the area of Zhao (); his descendants added to the character for Zhao a component which meant city or county, thus creating the character for Shao, , which they adopted as their surname.

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

Similar surnames: Zhao, Shan, Chao, Hao, Shaw, Bao, Qiao, Shah, Sha, Rao

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Shao Family Origin

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Shao Family Occupations

What did your Shao ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Shao.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk

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

Shao Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 420 census records available for the last name Shao. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shao 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 839 immigration records available for the last name Shao. 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 762 military records available for the last name Shao. For the veterans among your Shao ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shao Life Expectancy

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Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Shao life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shao in 1966 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

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