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Sheffey Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Scheffer .

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


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

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Where is the Sheffey family from?

You can see how Sheffey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sheffey family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Sheffey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Sheffey families living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Sheffey's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Sheffey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sheffey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sheffey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sheffey. 30% of Sheffey men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Sheffey women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheffey were Waiter and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Porter
    9%
  • Waiter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    29%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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