Sheflin Family History

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Sheflin 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: Heflin, Helin, Heslin, Shevlin, Heglin, Thelin, Sherlin, Berlin

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Sheflin Family Origin

Where is the Sheflin family from?

Sheflin Family Occupations

What did your Sheflin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sheflin occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Sheflin's were Farmers. Farmer, Day Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheflin. A less common occupation for the Sheflin family was Picture Frame Mkr.

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  • Farmer

  • Day Laborer

  • Farming

  • Picture Frame Mkr


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

Sheflin Historical Records

What Sheflin family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 793 census records available for the last name Sheflin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheflin 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 Sheflin

Passenger List

There are 53 immigration records available for the last name Sheflin. 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 111 military records available for the last name Sheflin. For the veterans among your Sheflin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheflin Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheflin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Sheflin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sheflin in 1963 was 76, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheflin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheflin 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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