Shefner Family History

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Shefner 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: Hefner, Henner, Hafner, Hefter, Hegner, Haefner, Heffner, Cherner

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Shefner Family Origin

Where is the Shefner family from?

Shefner Family Occupations

What did your Shefner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shefner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Shefner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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

Shefner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 389 census records available for the last name Shefner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shefner 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 56 immigration records available for the last name Shefner. 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 49 military records available for the last name Shefner. For the veterans among your Shefner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shefner Life Expectancy

What is the average Shefner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Shefner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Shefner in 1962 was 79, and 78 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shefner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shefner 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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