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Sherard Family History

Sherard Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Sherrard.

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

Similar surnames: Shepard, Sheward, Sherer, Shead, Sheperd, Shephard, Sherrod, Sherod

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Where is the Sherard family from?

You can see how Sherard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sherard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sherard families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Sherard families living in Ohio. This was about 30% of all the recorded Sherard's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Sherard families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sherard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sherard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sherard. 32% of Sherard men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Sherard women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sherard were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Cook
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Sherard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sherard 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 448 immigration records available for the last name Sherard. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sherard. For the veterans among your Sherard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sherard lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Sherard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sherard in 1946 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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