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Sherer Family History

Sherer Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Shearer. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish sherer ‘barber’.

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


Similar surnames: Shirer, Shearer, Scherer, Sharer, Seger, Sheerer, Shermer, Shere

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Where is the Sherer family from?

You can see how Sherer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sherer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sherer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 57 Sherer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Sherer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sherer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sherer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sherer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sherer. 21% of Sherer men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Sherer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sherer were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Sherer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sherer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sherer. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Sherer. For the veterans among your Sherer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sherer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Sherer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Sherer in 1946 was 34, and 73 in 2004.

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