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Sherfey Family History

Sherfey Name Meaning

Origin undetermined. Compare Sherfy .

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


Similar surnames: Sherfy, Sheffey, Shewey, Shetley, Sheesley, Shatney, Seeney, Sheren

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Where is the Sherfey family from?

You can see how Sherfey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sherfey family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Sherfey families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Sherfey family living in Iowa Territory. This was about 33% of all the recorded Sherfey's in USA. Iowa Territory and 2 other states had the highest population of Sherfey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sherfey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sherfey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sherfey. 29% of Sherfey men worked as a Laborer and 36% of Sherfey women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sherfey were Owner and Housekeeper. .

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Owner
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    36%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sherfey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sherfey 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 58 immigration records available for the last name Sherfey. 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 684 military records available for the last name Sherfey. For the veterans among your Sherfey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sherfey lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Sherfey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Sherfey in 1961 was 64, and 82 in 2004.

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