Sherard Family History

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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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Sherard Family Origin

Where is the Sherard family from?

Sherard Family Occupations

What did your Sherard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sherard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Sherard's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sherard family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherard.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Sherard Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Sherard Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sherard

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sherard 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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