Shepley Family History

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Shepley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, so named from Old English sceap ‘sheep’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Shipley, Shelley, Chesley, Wheeley, Chipley, Henley, Smedley, Hedley

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Shepley Family Origin

Where is the Shepley family from?

Shepley Family Occupations

What did your Shepley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shepley family was Keeps House. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shepley. The most common Shepley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Shepley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Keeps House


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

Shepley Historical Records

What Shepley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Shepley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shepley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Shepley. 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 Shepley. For the veterans among your Shepley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shepley Life Expectancy

What is the average Shepley lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Shepley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Shepley in 1951 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shepley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shepley 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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