Sheard Family History

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Sheard Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a gap between hills, from Middle English sherd, sharde (Old English sceard, a derivative of sceran ‘to cut or shear’).

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


Similar surnames: Heard, Hearn, Stead, Heald, Shearer, Shedd, Shean, Shear, Chard, Shad

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Sheard Family Origin

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Sheard Family Occupations

What did your Sheard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sheard family was Carpet Weaver. The most common Sheard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Sheard's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheard.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Carpet Weaver

    4%

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

Sheard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sheard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Sheard

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sheard. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sheard. For the veterans among your Sheard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheard Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheard lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Sheard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Sheard in 1945 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheard 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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