Sheffert Family History

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Sheffert 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: Leffert, Meffert, Hoffert, Sheffer, Geffert, Scheffert, Sieffert

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Sheffert Family Origin

Where is the Sheffert family from?

Sheffert Family Occupations

What did your Sheffert ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sheffert family was Painter. Farmer, Laborer and Laborer On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheffert. The most common Sheffert occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Sheffert's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Laborer On Farm

  • Painter


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

Sheffert Historical Records

What Sheffert family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 455 census records available for the last name Sheffert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffert 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 Sheffert

Passenger List

There are 17 immigration records available for the last name Sheffert. 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 36 military records available for the last name Sheffert. For the veterans among your Sheffert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffert Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffert lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2002, in the United States, Sheffert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Sheffert in 1959 was 56, and 66 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffert 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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