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Shumsky Family History

Shumsky Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from Shumsk in Ukraine or Shumskas in Lithuania.

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


Similar surnames: Shumski, Slutsky, Szumski, Shinsky, Selesky, Shimko, Sarisky, Gursky

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Where is the Shumsky family from?

You can see how Shumsky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shumsky family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Shumsky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 20 Shumsky families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Shumsky's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Shumsky families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shumsky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shumsky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shumsky. 20% of Shumsky men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Shumsky women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shumsky were Proprietor and Clerk. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Proprietor
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    60%
  • Clerk
    40%
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What Shumsky family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shumsky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shumsky census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 391 immigration records available for the last name Shumsky. 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 Cards

There are 374 military records available for the last name Shumsky. For the veterans among your Shumsky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shumsky lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Shumsky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Shumsky in 1959 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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