Sheffey Family History

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Sheffey Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Probably an Americanized spelling of Scheff.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Sherfey, Steffey, Hefley, Sheffer, Sheff, Shewey, Sheffler, Sherley

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Sheffey Family Origin

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Sheffey Family Occupations

What did your Sheffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farm Laborer, Laborer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheffey. The most common Sheffey occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 17% of Sheffey's were Farm Laborers. A less common occupation for the Sheffey family was Farming.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Farming


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

Sheffey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sheffey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffey 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 99 immigration records available for the last name Sheffey. 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 618 military records available for the last name Sheffey. For the veterans among your Sheffey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffey Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Sheffey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sheffey in 1951 was 27, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffey 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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