Sheffner Family History

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Sheffner 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: Heffner, Hoffner, Reffner, Kleffner, Hoeffner, Sheffler, Geffner

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Sheffner Family Origin

Where is the Sheffner family from?

Sheffner Family Occupations

What did your Sheffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sheffner family was Doctor. Farmer, Laborer and Cheese Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheffner. The most common Sheffner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Sheffner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cheese Maker

  • Doctor


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

Sheffner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 858 census records available for the last name Sheffner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffner 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 Sheffner

Passenger List

There are 50 immigration records available for the last name Sheffner. 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 83 military records available for the last name Sheffner. For the veterans among your Sheffner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffner lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2002, in the United States, Sheffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Sheffner in 1964 was 88, and 92 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffner 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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