Shefler Family History

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Shefler 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: Hefler, Heller, Wheeler, Hegler, Hefter, Theiler, Hoefler, Sheffler

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Shefler Family Origin

Where is the Shefler family from?

Shefler Family Occupations

What did your Shefler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shefler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Shefler's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shefler family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shefler.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Shefler Historical Records

What Shefler family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Passenger List

There are 130 immigration records available for the last name Shefler. 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 313 military records available for the last name Shefler. For the veterans among your Shefler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shefler Life Expectancy

What is the average Shefler lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shefler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shefler in 1962 was 80, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shefler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shefler 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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