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Shera Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Séartha ‘son of Séartha’, a personal name equivalent to English Geoffrey. Compare McSherry. Scottish and Northern English: variant of Shearer.

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


Similar surnames: Shea, Shira, Usher, Sera, Sherer, Shean, Shere, Shirar, Shero, Shead

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Where is the Shera family from?

You can see how Shera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shera family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Shera families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 56 Shera families living in Indiana. This was about 41% of all the recorded Shera's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Shera families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shera surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shera. 21% of Shera men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Shera women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shera were Machinist and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Salesman
    21%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Typist
    18%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Shera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shera 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 591 immigration records available for the last name Shera. 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 521 military records available for the last name Shera. For the veterans among your Shera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shera lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Shera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Shera in 1963 was 81, and 68 in 2004.

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