Sheaff Family History

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Sheaff Name Meaning

English (Kent): from Middle English shefe ‘sheaf’, ‘bundle’ (Old English sceaf), hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a harvest worker, or for someone who paid or collected tithes, from the same term in the sense ‘tenth’ (or other proportion of produce paid as a tithe).

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


Similar surnames: Sheard, Scaff, Shean, Staff, Shoaf, Gaff, Schaff, Shaft, Shroff

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Sheaff Family Origin

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Sheaff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Painter

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheaff. The most common Sheaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Sheaff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sheaff family was Painter.

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Sheaff Historical Records

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Sheaff Life Expectancy

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