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Shifflett Family History

Shifflett Name Meaning
Americanized form of French Chifflet, nickname for someone given to scoffing or mocking, from a diminutive of chifle ‘whistle’, ‘mockery’.

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

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Name Distribution of Shifflett Families

  • Number of Shifflett families
     138 - 273
     47 - 137
     1 - 46
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Shifflett Family Origin

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Shifflett Family Occupations

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