Shief Family History

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Shief 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: Thiel, Grief, Thiem, Shier, Lief, Brief, Hier, Rief, Stief, Thier

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Shief Family Origin

Where is the Shief family from?

Shief Family Occupations

What did your Shief ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shief family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Expressman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shief. The most common Shief occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Shief's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Expressman

    11%
  • Keeping House

    11%

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

Shief Historical Records

What Shief family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 323 census records available for the last name Shief. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shief census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shief

Passenger List

There are 49 immigration records available for the last name Shief. 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 105 military records available for the last name Shief. For the veterans among your Shief ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shief Life Expectancy

What is the average Shief lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Shief life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Shief in 1965 was 79, and 80 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shief

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shief 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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