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Where is the Sheriff family from?
You can see how Sheriff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sheriff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sheriff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Sheriff families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 38% of all the recorded Sheriff's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Sheriff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sheriff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sheriff. 26% of Sheriff men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Sheriff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheriff were Clerk and Clerk.