Sheffman Family History

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Sheffman 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: Kleffman, Hoffman, Shiffman, Helfman, Huffman, Hoffmann, Herdman

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Sheffman Family Origin

Where is the Sheffman family from?

Sheffman Family Occupations

What did your Sheffman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sheffman occupation in the USA was Mattress B. Manf.. 50% of Sheffman's were Mattress B. Manf.s. Mattress B. Manf. and Works In Shoe Factory were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sheffman.

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  • Mattress B. Manf.

  • Works In Shoe Factory


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

Sheffman Historical Records

What Sheffman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 252 census records available for the last name Sheffman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffman 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 Sheffman

Passenger List

There are 75 immigration records available for the last name Sheffman. 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 23 military records available for the last name Sheffman. For the veterans among your Sheffman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffman Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffman lifespan?

Between 1979 and 2000, in the United States, Sheffman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Sheffman in 1979 was 79, and 87 in 2000.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffman 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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