Sher Family History

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Sher Name Meaning

English: variant of Shear 1. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Scher.

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

Similar surnames: Shier, Her, Shen, Shere, Sheer, Shaer, Shew, Asher, Sherr, Shur

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Sher Family Origin

Where is the Sher family from?

Sher Family Occupations

What did your Sher ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sher occupation in the USA was Agent. 14% of Sher's were Agents. A less common occupation for the Sher family was Laundress. Agent, House Keeping and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sher.

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  • Agent

  • House Keeping

  • Laborer

  • Laundress


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

Sher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Sher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sher 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Sher. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Sher. For the veterans among your Sher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sher Life Expectancy

What is the average Sher lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sher in 1944 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sher 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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