Sheferd Family History

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Sheferd 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: Sheperd, Kiefer, Heyer, Shuford, Heier, Shepherd, Herd, Hefter, Heber

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Sheferd Family Origin

Where is the Sheferd family from?

Sheferd Family Occupations

What did your Sheferd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sheferd family was Stock Dealer. The most common Sheferd occupation in the USA was Farming. 33% of Sheferd's were Farmings. Farming and Plasterer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sheferd.

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  • Farming

  • Plasterer

  • Stock Dealer


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

Sheferd Historical Records

What Sheferd family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 143 census records available for the last name Sheferd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheferd 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 Sheferd

Passenger List

There are 12 immigration records available for the last name Sheferd. 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 12 military records available for the last name Sheferd. For the veterans among your Sheferd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheferd Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheferd lifespan?

Between 1977 and 1984, in the United States, Sheferd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Sheferd in 1977 was 76, and 80 in 1984.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheferd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheferd 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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