Sherriff Family History

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Sherriff Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name for a sheriff, from Middle English schiref ‘sheriff’, ‘administrative officer of an English shire’, from Old English scir ‘shire’ + (ge)refa ‘reeve’ (see Reeve). Compare Shreve.

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

Similar surnames: Sheriff, Sherrin, Sheaff, Herring, Skerritt, Herrick, Shroff

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Sherriff Family Origin

Where is the Sherriff family from?

Sherriff Family Occupations

What did your Sherriff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Harness Maker and Bookkeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherriff. A less common occupation for the Sherriff family was Carriage Maker. The most common Sherriff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Sherriff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Harness Maker

  • Bookkeeper

  • Carriage Maker


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

Sherriff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sherriff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sherriff 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Sherriff. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sherriff. For the veterans among your Sherriff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sherriff Life Expectancy

What is the average Sherriff lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sherriff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sherriff in 1959 was 52, and 97 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sherriff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sherriff 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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