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

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Sherriff Family Origin

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Sherriff Family Occupations

What did your Sherriff ancestors do for a living?

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.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Harness Maker

    13%
  • Bookkeeper

    7%
  • Carriage Maker

    7%

In 1880, the most common Sherriff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Sherriff's were Farmers. 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.

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Sherriff Historical Records

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Sherriff Life Expectancy

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