Sheffel Family History

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Sheffel 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: Heffel, Herfel, Leffel, Loeffel, Scheffel, Hoeffel, Sheftel, Sheffer

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Sheffel Family Origin

Where is the Sheffel family from?

Sheffel Family Occupations

What did your Sheffel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheffel. The most common Sheffel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Sheffel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sheffel family was Miller.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Miller


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

Sheffel Historical Records

What Sheffel family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Passenger List

There are 123 immigration records available for the last name Sheffel. 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 255 military records available for the last name Sheffel. For the veterans among your Sheffel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffel Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sheffel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Sheffel in 1952 was 38, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffel 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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