Sheriff Family History

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Sheriff Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Shreve.

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

Similar surnames: Sherriff, Sherick, Sherin, Shera, Sherer, Shariff, Sherard, Sherley

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Sheriff Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sheriff name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sheriff. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Sheriff Family Origin

Where is the Sheriff family from?

Sheriff Family Occupations

What did your Sheriff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sheriff family was Labourer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheriff. The most common Sheriff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Sheriff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Labourer


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

Sheriff Historical Records

What Sheriff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Sheriff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheriff 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Sheriff. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Sheriff. For the veterans among your Sheriff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheriff Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheriff lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sheriff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sheriff in 1944 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheriff 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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