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Sheets Family History

Sheets Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schütz (see Schutz ).

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


Similar surnames: Sheats, Sheetz, Scheets, Shoots, Shults, Spelts, Sheek, Shurts

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Where is the Sheets family from?

You can see how Sheets families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sheets family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sheets families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 81 Sheets families living in Ohio. This was about 32% of all the recorded Sheets's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Sheets families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sheets surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sheets ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sheets. 20% of Sheets men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Sheets women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheets were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Maid
    6%
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Census Records

There are 83,000 census records available for the last name Sheets. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheets 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Sheets. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Sheets. For the veterans among your Sheets ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sheets lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Sheets life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sheets in 1941 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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