Sheffeld Family History

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Sheffeld 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: Sheffield, Heffel, Hosfeld, Rehfeld, Herzfeld, Neufeld, Ehrenfeld

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Sheffeld Family Origin

Where is the Sheffeld family from?

Sheffeld Family Occupations

What did your Sheffeld ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sheffeld occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Sheffeld's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sheffeld family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheffeld.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Engineer

  • Farming


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

Sheffeld Historical Records

What Sheffeld family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 361 census records available for the last name Sheffeld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffeld 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 Sheffeld

Passenger List

There are 42 immigration records available for the last name Sheffeld. 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 51 military records available for the last name Sheffeld. For the veterans among your Sheffeld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffeld Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffeld lifespan?

Between 1967 and 1990, in the United States, Sheffeld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Sheffeld in 1967 was 71, and 80 in 1990.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffeld

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffeld 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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