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Shropshire Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Shropshire, on the western border of England with Wales.

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


Similar surnames: Hampshire, Cheshire, Berkshire, Devonshire, Darbyshire, Schrimsher

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Shropshire Family Origin

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Shropshire Family Occupations

What did your Shropshire ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Carpenter

    40%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Sawyer

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Shropshire family was Sawyer. Carpenter, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shropshire. The most common Shropshire occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 40% of Shropshire's were Carpenters.

Source: Census data for Shropshire | Data not to scale

Shropshire Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Shropshire ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Shropshire Life Expectancy

What is the average Shropshire lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shropshire 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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Famous Shropshire Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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