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Sheffler Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): perhaps an occupational name for a shepherd from Yiddish shof German Schaf ‘sheep’ + the agent suffix -ler. Americanized form of German Scheffler .

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

Similar surnames: Sheffer, Scheffler, Loeffler, Shreffler, Sheckler, Schaeffler

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Where is the Sheffler family from?

You can see how Sheffler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sheffler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sheffler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Sheffler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 64% of all the recorded Sheffler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sheffler families in 1840.
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What did your Sheffler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sheffler. 24% of Sheffler men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Sheffler women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheffler were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Seamstress
  • Maid
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sheffler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffler 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 328 immigration records available for the last name Sheffler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sheffler. For the veterans among your Sheffler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sheffler lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sheffler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Sheffler in 1953 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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