Sheffy Family History

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Sheffy 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, Hefty, Cheff, Sheffey, Sherfy, Steffy, Henry, Hey, Shetty

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Sheffy Family Origin

Where is the Sheffy family from?

Sheffy Family Occupations

What did your Sheffy ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sheffy occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Sheffy's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheffy. A less common occupation for the Sheffy family was Clerk In Store.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk In Store


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

Sheffy Historical Records

What Sheffy family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 657 census records available for the last name Sheffy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffy 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 Sheffy

Passenger List

There are 48 immigration records available for the last name Sheffy. 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 289 military records available for the last name Sheffy. For the veterans among your Sheffy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffy Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffy lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Sheffy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sheffy in 1965 was 82, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffy

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffy 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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