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Sharrer Family History

Sharrer Name Meaning

Americanized form of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Scherer or Scherrer and possibly also of Scharrer . Compare Shearer

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


Similar surnames: Sharrar, Sharber, Sherrer, Shaner, Shader, Shaffer, Shafer, Shafter

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Where is the Sharrer family from?

You can see how Sharrer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sharrer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sharrer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Sharrer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 68% of all the recorded Sharrer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sharrer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sharrer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sharrer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sharrer. 31% of Sharrer men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Sharrer women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sharrer were Labor and Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Carpenter
    9%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    32%
  • Secretary
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sharrer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sharrer 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 197 immigration records available for the last name Sharrer. 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 843 military records available for the last name Sharrer. For the veterans among your Sharrer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sharrer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sharrer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Sharrer in 1940 was 38, and 67 in 2004.

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