Shieffield Family History

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Shieffield 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: Sheffield, Whitfield, Whitefield, Highfield, Sherfield, Shuffield

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Shieffield Family Origin

Where is the Shieffield family from?

Shieffield Family Occupations

What did your Shieffield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shieffield occupation in the USA was Farm Labor. 75% of Shieffield's were Farm Labors. Farm Labor and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shieffield.

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  • Farm Labor

  • Farmer


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

Shieffield Historical Records

What Shieffield family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 174 census records available for the last name Shieffield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shieffield 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 10 immigration records available for the last name Shieffield. 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 12 military records available for the last name Shieffield. For the veterans among your Shieffield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shieffield Life Expectancy

What is the average Shieffield lifespan?

Between 1968 and 1999, in the United States, Shieffield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Shieffield in 1968 was 87, and 68 in 1999.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shieffield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shieffield 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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