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 Family Origin

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Sheriff Family Occupations

What did your Sheriff ancestors do for a living?

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sheriff Historical Records

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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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