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Sheesley Family History

Sheesley Name Meaning

Americanized form of South German Schiessle: variant of Schissel . Compare Sheasley .

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


Similar surnames: Sheasley, Shetley, Sherfey, Shatley, Cheeley, Spensley, Helsley

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Where is the Sheesley family from?

You can see how Sheesley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sheesley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sheesley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Sheesley families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Sheesley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sheesley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sheesley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sheesley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sheesley. 35% of Sheesley men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Sheesley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheesley were Farm Laborer and Teacher. .

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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
    35%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    36%
  • School Teacher
    22%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sheesley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheesley 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 263 immigration records available for the last name Sheesley. 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 640 military records available for the last name Sheesley. For the veterans among your Sheesley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sheesley lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sheesley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sheesley in 1959 was 58, and 85 in 2004.

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