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Sheff Family History

Sheff Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Slovenian Šef, Slovenized form of German Scheffe, which was used as a translation of the Slovenian surnames Sodja, Sodin, or Sodnik, status names for a judge.Variant spelling of Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Schef, of unexplained origin.

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

16,146 Historical Documents with Sheff on Ancestry.com
3,821 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
737 Military Records
431 Immigration Records
3,759 Census and Voter Lists
7,398 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sheff Families

  • Number of Sheff families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sheff families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Sheff last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sheff census records

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Sheff Family Origin

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Sheff Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sheff

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Sheff Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sheff census records

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Sheff Civil War Service Records

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