Shefield Family History

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Shefield 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: Sheffield, Sherfield, Winfield, Field, Edenfield, Bonfield, Shield

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Shefield Family Origin

Where is the Shefield family from?

Shefield Family Occupations

What did your Shefield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shefield family was Day Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Clerk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shefield. The most common Shefield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Shefield's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Clerk

  • Day Laborer


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

Shefield Historical Records

What Shefield family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shefield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shefield 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 Shefield

Passenger List

There are 80 immigration records available for the last name Shefield. 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 131 military records available for the last name Shefield. For the veterans among your Shefield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shefield Life Expectancy

What is the average Shefield lifespan?

Between 1969 and 1998, in the United States, Shefield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shefield in 1969 was 77, and 80 in 1998.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shefield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shefield 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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