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Sheeler Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schüler (see Schuler ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sheler, Sheerer, Shepler, Sheeder, Peeler, Scheeler, Feeler, Shetler

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Where is the Sheeler family from?

You can see how Sheeler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sheeler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sheeler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Sheeler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Sheeler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sheeler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sheeler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sheeler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sheeler. 23% of Sheeler men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Sheeler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheeler were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sheeler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheeler 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 564 immigration records available for the last name Sheeler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sheeler. For the veterans among your Sheeler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sheeler lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Sheeler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sheeler in 1954 was 70, and 78 in 2004.

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