Shefer Family History

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Shefer 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: Kiefer, Heyer, Heier, Hefter, Heber, Hofer, Heger, Heer, Hafer

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Shefer Family Origin

Where is the Shefer family from?

Shefer Family Occupations

What did your Shefer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shefer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Shefer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shefer family was Merchant. Farmer, Brewer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shefer.

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  • Farmer

  • Brewer

  • Coal Miner

  • Merchant


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

Shefer Historical Records

What Shefer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shefer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shefer 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 Shefer

Passenger List

There are 199 immigration records available for the last name Shefer. 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 185 military records available for the last name Shefer. For the veterans among your Shefer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shefer Life Expectancy

What is the average Shefer lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2001, in the United States, Shefer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Shefer in 1967 was 46, and 85 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shefer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shefer 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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