Sheer Family History

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Sheer Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Shear.

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

Similar surnames: Sher, Shier, Sherer, Sherr, Speer, Sober, Teer, Seeger, Keer, Sheperd

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Sheer Family Origin

Where is the Sheer family from?

Sheer Family Occupations

What did your Sheer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheer. A less common occupation for the Sheer family was Keeping House. The most common Sheer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Sheer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Sheer Historical Records

What Sheer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Sheer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheer 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 Sheer

Passenger List

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

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Sheer Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Sheer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sheer in 1956 was 61, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheer 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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