Shockley Family History

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Shockley Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. Most probably a habitational name from Shocklach in Cheshire, named in Old English with sceocca ‘goblin’, ‘evil spirit’ + læcc ‘boggy stream’. In the 17th century, the name was most common in Buckinghamshire, England. Perhaps also an Americanized form of Swiss German Schoechli, a topographic name meaning ‘barn’, from a diminutive of Schoch.

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

Similar surnames: Hockley, Shackley, Stockley, Checkley, Buckley, Beckley, Shockey

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Shockley Family Origin

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Shockley Family Occupations

What did your Shockley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shockley. 24% of Shockley men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Shockley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shockley were Salesman and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
  • Laborer

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

Shockley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Shockley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shockley 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 Shockley. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Shockley. For the veterans among your Shockley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shockley Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Shockley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shockley in 1944 was 36, and 72 in 2004.

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