Sheffley Family History

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Sheffley 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: Heffley, Sheffler, Hefley, Peffley, Heffler, Sheffey, Henley, Jeffrey

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Sheffley Family Origin

Where is the Sheffley family from?

Sheffley Family Occupations

What did your Sheffley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sheffley occupation in the USA was Clerk. 33% of Sheffley's were Clerks. Clerk and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sheffley. A less common occupation for the Sheffley family was Labourer.

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  • Clerk

  • Keeping House

  • Labourer


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

Sheffley Historical Records

What Sheffley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61 census records available for the last name Sheffley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffley 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 Sheffley

Passenger List

There are 1 immigration records available for the last name Sheffley. 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 4 military records available for the last name Sheffley. For the veterans among your Sheffley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffley Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffley lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffley 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffley

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