Shefferd Family History

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Shefferd 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: Sheffer, Heffern, Mefferd, Sheffield, Huffer, Pfeffer, Shepherd

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Shefferd Family Origin

Where is the Shefferd family from?

Shefferd Family Occupations

What did your Shefferd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Farm Hand were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shefferd. The most common Shefferd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Shefferd's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Hand


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

Shefferd Historical Records

What Shefferd family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 935 census records available for the last name Shefferd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shefferd 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 263 immigration records available for the last name Shefferd. 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 111 military records available for the last name Shefferd. For the veterans among your Shefferd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shefferd Life Expectancy

What is the average Shefferd lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2000, in the United States, Shefferd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Shefferd in 1962 was 58, and 76 in 2000.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shefferd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shefferd 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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