Shaef Family History

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Shaef Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Chae, Haer, Haaf, Shaer, Haff, Naef, Sharf, Hanf, Graef, Haen

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Shaef Family Origin

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Shaef Family Occupations

What did your Shaef ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shaef occupation in the USA was Tailor. 100% of Shaef's were Tailors.

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  • Tailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Shaef ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Shaef Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 75 census records available for the last name Shaef. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shaef census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 17 immigration records available for the last name Shaef. 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 Card

There are 9 military records available for the last name Shaef. For the veterans among your Shaef ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shaef Life Expectancy

What is the average Shaef lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shaef ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shaef

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