Shaeff Family History

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Shaeff 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: Sheff, Hauff, Haff, Wharff, Cheff, Shaff, Graeff, Sharff, Chae

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Shaeff Family Origin

Where is the Shaeff family from?

Shaeff Family Occupations

What did your Shaeff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, carpenter, Farmer and Machinist - R.R. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shaeff. The most common Shaeff occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Shaeff's were Carpenters. A less common occupation for the Shaeff family was Machinist-R.R..

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  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Machinist - R.R.

    25%
  • Machinist-R.R.

    25%

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

Shaeff Historical Records

What Shaeff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 148 census records available for the last name Shaeff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shaeff 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 13 immigration records available for the last name Shaeff. 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 56 military records available for the last name Shaeff. For the veterans among your Shaeff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shaeff Life Expectancy

What is the average Shaeff lifespan?

Between 1972 and 1996, in the United States, Shaeff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Shaeff in 1972 was 72, and 80 in 1996.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shaeff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shaeff 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.

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