Shefherd Family History

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Shefherd 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: Shepherd, Hefter, Sheffer, Hefner, Echerd, Sheperd, Shepheard

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Shefherd Family Origin

Where is the Shefherd family from?

Shefherd Family Occupations

What did your Shefherd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shefherd occupation in the USA was Sergt Of Police. 100% of Shefherd's were Sergt Of Polices.

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  • Sergt Of Police


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

Shefherd Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 113 census records available for the last name Shefherd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shefherd 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 13 immigration records available for the last name Shefherd. 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 12 military records available for the last name Shefherd. For the veterans among your Shefherd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shefherd Life Expectancy

What is the average Shefherd lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shefherd 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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