Sheffers Family History

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Sheffers 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: Peffers, Sheffer, Leffers, Jeffers, Heffern, Huffer, Pfeffer, Leffert

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Sheffers Family Origin

Where is the Sheffers family from?

Sheffers Family Occupations

What did your Sheffers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sheffers occupation in the USA was Engineer. 33% of Sheffers's were Engineers. Engineer and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sheffers. A less common occupation for the Sheffers family was Machinest.

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  • Engineer

  • Farmer

  • Machinest


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

Sheffers Historical Records

What Sheffers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 221 census records available for the last name Sheffers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffers 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 Sheffers

Passenger List

There are 41 immigration records available for the last name Sheffers. 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 39 military records available for the last name Sheffers. For the veterans among your Sheffers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffers Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffers lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Sheffers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sheffers in 1966 was 87, and 94 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffers 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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