Shefley Family History

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Shefley 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: Hefley, Henley, Healey, Wheeley, Chesley, Hesley, Shelley, Hedley

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Shefley Family Origin

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Shefley Family Occupations

What did your Shefley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shefley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Shefley's were Farmers. Farmer and Brewer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shefley.

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  • Farmer

  • Brewer


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

Shefley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 108 census records available for the last name Shefley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shefley 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 7 immigration records available for the last name Shefley. 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 11 military records available for the last name Shefley. For the veterans among your Shefley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shefley Life Expectancy

What is the average Shefley lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shefley 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shefley

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