Sheffs Family History

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Sheffs 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: Sheff, Cheff, Jeffs, Hees, Hoff, Neff, Reff, Sheaff, Hess, Huff

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Sheffs Family Origin

Where is the Sheffs family from?

Sheffs Family Occupations

What did your Sheffs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Butcher and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Sheffs. The most common Sheffs occupation in the USA was Butcher. 50% of Sheffs's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

  • Farming


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

Sheffs Historical Records

What Sheffs family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 55 census records available for the last name Sheffs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 8 immigration records available for the last name Sheffs. 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 64 military records available for the last name Sheffs. For the veterans among your Sheffs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffs Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffs lifespan?

Between 1972 and 2000, in the United States, Sheffs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Sheffs in 1972 was 82, and 73 in 2000.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffs 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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