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Sheldahl Family History

Sheldahl Name Meaning

Origin unidentified.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Yeldell, Hildahl, Rendahl, Grendahl, Stelmach, Shelman, Bredahl

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Where is the Sheldahl family from?

You can see how Sheldahl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sheldahl family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Sheldahl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 31 Sheldahl families living in Iowa. This was 100% of all the recorded Sheldahl's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Sheldahl families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sheldahl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sheldahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sheldahl. 54% of Sheldahl men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    54%
  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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What Sheldahl family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sheldahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheldahl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 44 immigration records available for the last name Sheldahl. 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 Cards

There are 103 military records available for the last name Sheldahl. For the veterans among your Sheldahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sheldahl lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sheldahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Sheldahl in 1962 was 80, and 84 in 2004.

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