Sheffard Family History

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Sheffard 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: Hoffard, Hoffart, Sherrard, Ghaffari, Sheard, Bouffard, Heard, Henard

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Sheffard Family Origin

Where is the Sheffard family from?

Sheffard Family Occupations

What did your Sheffard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sheffard occupation in the USA was Patent Maker. 50% of Sheffard's were Patent Makers. Patent Maker and Works Jewelry Store were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sheffard.

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  • Patent Maker

  • Works Jewelry Store


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

Sheffard Historical Records

What Sheffard family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sheffard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffard 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 Sheffard

Passenger List

There are 262 immigration records available for the last name Sheffard. 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 126 military records available for the last name Sheffard. For the veterans among your Sheffard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffard Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffard lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffard 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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