Shivers Family History

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Shivers Name Meaning

Irish (County Tyrone): variant of Chivers.

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

Similar surnames: Shiver, Shier, Shivar, Chavers, Sivers, Shiers, Chivers, Shiels

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Shivers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shivers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Shivers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Shivers Family Origin

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Shivers Family Occupations

What did your Shivers ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer and Farm Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shivers. The most common Shivers occupation in Canada was Labourer. 75% of Shivers's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Farm Servant


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

Shivers Historical Records

What Shivers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Shivers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shivers 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shivers. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Shivers. For the veterans among your Shivers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shivers Life Expectancy

What is the average Shivers lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Shivers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shivers in 1950 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shivers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shivers 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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