Sheffen Family History

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Sheffen 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: Geffen, Whiffen, Steffen, Sheffer, Heffel, Sheffey, Heffern, Heiden

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Sheffen Family Origin

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Sheffen Family Occupations

What did your Sheffen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sheffen family was Packer. Butcher and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sheffen. The most common Sheffen occupation in the USA was Butcher. 33% of Sheffen's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Packer

    33%

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

Sheffen Historical Records

What Sheffen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 315 census records available for the last name Sheffen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 52 immigration records available for the last name Sheffen. 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 13 military records available for the last name Sheffen. For the veterans among your Sheffen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffen Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffen lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffen 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffen

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