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Shafir Family History

Shafir Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish shafir, Polish szafir ‘sapphire’.

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

Similar surnames: Safir, Shaer, Shapiro, Shaia, Hafer, Shapira, Sapir, Shamis, Haber

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Where is the Shafir family from?

You can see how Shafir families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shafir family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Shafir families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Shafir families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Shafir's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Shafir families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shafir surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shafir ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the US named Shafir. .

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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

  • Salesman
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Census Records

There are 475 census records available for the last name Shafir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shafir 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 163 immigration records available for the last name Shafir. 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 military records available for the last name Shafir. For the veterans among your Shafir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shafir lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Shafir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Shafir in 1967 was 72, and 71 in 2003.

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