Shef Family History

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Shef Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: He, Chew, Chen, Shen, Hey, Che, Hee, Chez, Hew, Rhem

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Shef Family Origin

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Shef Family Occupations

What did your Shef ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shef occupation in the USA was Laborer. 100% of Shef's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer


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

Shef Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 103 census records available for the last name Shef. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shef 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 44 immigration records available for the last name Shef. 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 13 military records available for the last name Shef. For the veterans among your Shef ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shef Life Expectancy

What is the average Shef lifespan?

Between 1993 and 2002, in the United States, Shef life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Shef in 1993 was 66, and 89 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shef

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shef 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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