Shapiro Family History

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Shapiro Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name among Eastern European Jews from the Yiddish name of the German city of Speyer (see Speyer and compare Spiro).

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

Similar surnames: Spiro, Shapero, Shapira, Shafir, Schapiro, Sapiro, Shamis, Haro

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Shapiro Family Origin

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Shapiro Family Occupations

What did your Shapiro ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shapiro occupation in the USA was Clothier. 25% of Shapiro's were Clothiers. Clothier, Dry G. Stand and Glass Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shapiro. A less common occupation for the Shapiro family was School Teacher.

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  • Clothier

  • Dry G. Stand

  • Glass Store

  • School Teacher


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shapiro ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shapiro Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shapiro. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shapiro 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Shapiro. 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 Shapiro. For the veterans among your Shapiro ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shapiro Life Expectancy

What is the average Shapiro lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Shapiro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Shapiro in 1942 was 41, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shapiro 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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