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Shawk Surname History

I think some of Shawk family members were sent by the Ottoman empire to Lebanon along with lots of other branches and tribes of Kurdish and Turkish origin to put an end to an unrest that was caused by what so called Fakhr Al Deen in Mount Lebanon in the early 1600. Fakhr Al Deen however fought back and caused those people to take refuge in the high elevation of the mountainous places which later became their home. There are lots of other pepole who live in Lebanon now who can actally trace their origin back to that era. Some of the names are Ayyoubi, Agha, Raad, among others. No one however knows for sure where the first Shawk came from but he appeared about the time and in about the same circumstances when Ayyoubi, Agha, and Raad appeared. Therefore, one must assume they all came together from the same origin. In Lebanon, if one could trace the origin of the people, he or she would lose their mind. Some people claim their origin back to the Greeks, some to the Romans, some to the Arabs, some to the Persians, some to the Egyptians, some to the Hebrews, and even some to the Mangolians. I hope that helps. Thanks.

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Shawk Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Although the word is from Arabic origin, it does not mean the original family is Arabic. From what I have learned so far, it is most likely from a Kurdish or Turkish origin.

Shawk Meaning & Etymology

Shawk is a last name in Lebanon. The word Shawk is Arabic. The meaning of shawk in English is "thorn". The name , or the word "shawk" can be spelled in many different ways when using the latin alphabet and depending on the foreign language inteneded to be used in. Most of Shawk family members spell the name as if it would be used in the French language. Therefore, they would spell it as Chawk. Other spellings may apply as well even in French.

Shawk Life Expectancy

According to our database of 27 people with the last name Shawk that have a birth and death date listed:

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Most Common Shawk First Names

According to our database of 42 people with the last name Shawk that have a first name listed, these are the most common first names:

  • George 4.8%
  • Mary 4.8%
  • Harry 4.8%
  • Frank 4.8%
  • Helen 4.8%
  • William 4.8%
  • Alice 2.4%
  • Arthur 2.4%
  • William b. 2.4%
  • Linda 2.4%
  • Mavis 2.4%
  • Temperance 2.4%
  • Chester 2.4%
  • Elizabeth 2.4%
  • Guy 2.4%
  • Ghada 2.4%
  • Stella 2.4%
  • Patrick 2.4%
  • Florence 2.4%
  • Nellie 2.4%
  • G malcolm 2.4%
  • Dwight 2.4%
  • Lucille 2.4%
  • Jesse 2.4%
  • Viola 2.4%
  • Justine 2.4%
  • Warren 2.4%
  • Leona 2.4%
  • Ila 2.4%
  • Hilda 2.4%
  • James 2.4%
  • Elsie 2.4%
  • Zelma 2.4%
  • Erma 2.4%
  • Lyman 2.4%
  • Russell 2.4%

Shawk Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

I know my cousin spells his as Chawk. But he lives in France. My other cousin who lives in Italy spells it as Chowk.

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