Sheward Family History

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Sheward Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): probably a variant of Seward.

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

Similar surnames: Heward, Seward, Steward, Sheard, Sherard, Shepard, Seaward, Sayward

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Sheward Family Origin

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Sheward Family Occupations

What did your Sheward ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sheward family was Com Laborer. Farmer, School Teacher and Coal Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheward. The most common Sheward occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Sheward's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • School Teacher

  • Coal Dealer

  • Com Laborer


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Sheward Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Sheward. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheward 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 946 immigration records available for the last name Sheward. 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 Sheward. For the veterans among your Sheward ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheward Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheward lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Sheward life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Sheward in 1956 was 49, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheward

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheward 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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