Shedd Family History

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Shedd Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived in a hovel, Middle English sched(d)e.

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

Similar surnames: Sheard, Sneed, Herd, Stead, Heyd, Shean, Seed, Scheid, Held, Shad

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Shedd Family Origin

Where is the Shedd family from?

Shedd Family Occupations

What did your Shedd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shedd family was Merchant. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shedd. The most common Shedd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Shedd's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Merchant


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

Shedd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Shedd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shedd census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Shedd. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Shedd. For the veterans among your Shedd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shedd Life Expectancy

What is the average Shedd lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Shedd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Shedd in 1941 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shedd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shedd 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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