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Sheperd Family Origin

Where is the Sheperd family from?

Sheperd Family Occupations

What did your Sheperd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheperd. The most common Sheperd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Sheperd's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sheperd family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Sheperd Historical Records

What Sheperd family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Sheperd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheperd 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 Sheperd

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sheperd. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Sheperd. For the veterans among your Sheperd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheperd Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheperd lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Sheperd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Sheperd in 1950 was 33, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheperd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheperd 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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