Shetford Family History

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Shetford Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Thetford, Whitford, Herford, Thedford, Shuford, Harford, Telford

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Shetford Family Origin

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Shetford Family Occupations

What did your Shetford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Shetford occupation in Canada was Scool Teacher. 100% of Shetford's were Scool Teachers.

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  • Scool Teacher


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

Shetford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80 census records available for the last name Shetford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shetford 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 24 immigration records available for the last name Shetford. 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 3 military records available for the last name Shetford. For the veterans among your Shetford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shetford Life Expectancy

What is the average Shetford lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shetford 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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