Shefflin Family History

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Shefflin 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: Heflin, Helin, Sheffler, Heslin, Shevlin, Chaffin, Heglin, Hedglin

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Shefflin Family Origin

Where is the Shefflin family from?

Shefflin Family Occupations

What did your Shefflin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shefflin occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 20% of Shefflin's were Blacksmiths. A less common occupation for the Shefflin family was Saloon Keeper. Blacksmith, Cooper and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shefflin.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Cooper

  • Laborer

  • Saloon Keeper


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

Shefflin Historical Records

What Shefflin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 355 census records available for the last name Shefflin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shefflin 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 Shefflin

Passenger List

There are 71 immigration records available for the last name Shefflin. 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 27 military records available for the last name Shefflin. For the veterans among your Shefflin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shefflin Life Expectancy

What is the average Shefflin lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2001, in the United States, Shefflin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shefflin in 1968 was 67, and 93 in 2001.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shefflin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shefflin 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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