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Shafran Family History

Shafran Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): mainly artificial name cognate with Safran from eastern Yiddish shafran Polish szafran ‘saffron’.

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


Similar surnames: Safran, Szafran, Shifrin, Saffran, Sharon, Hamra, Shifman, Safian

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Where is the Shafran family from?

You can see how Shafran families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shafran family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Shafran families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Shafran families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Shafran's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Shafran families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shafran surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shafran ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shafran. 21% of Shafran men worked as a Salesman and 19% of Shafran women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shafran were Proprietor and Clerk. .

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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
    21%
  • Butcher
    15%
  • Tailor
    11%
  • Proprietor
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    19%
  • Bookeeper
    19%
  • Sales Clerk
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shafran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shafran 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 634 immigration records available for the last name Shafran. 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 232 military records available for the last name Shafran. For the veterans among your Shafran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shafran lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Shafran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shafran in 1961 was 59, and 87 in 2004.

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