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Shere Family History

Shere Name Meaning

English: variant of Shear . Indian (Maharashtra; pronounced as two syllables): Vani name probably from Marathi šera ‘rate’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Sher, Sherer, Sherr, Shera, Shore, Sheren, Sherk, Shire, Frere, Pere

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Where is the Shere family from?

You can see how Shere families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shere family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shere families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Shere families living in Virginia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Shere's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Shere families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shere surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shere ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shere. 21% of Shere men worked as a Salesman and 24% of Shere women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shere were Carpenter and Beauty Operator. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Chicken Picker
  • Seamstress
  • Beauty Operator
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Shere. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shere 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 735 immigration records available for the last name Shere. 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 712 military records available for the last name Shere. For the veterans among your Shere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shere lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Shere in 1962 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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