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Shiffer Name Meaning

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schiffer .

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

Similar surnames: Sheffer, Schiffer, Shaffer, Shiff, Shier, Sheffler, Shaefer, Shiffler

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Where is the Shiffer family from?

You can see how Shiffer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shiffer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Shiffer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Shiffer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 63% of all the recorded Shiffer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Shiffer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shiffer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shiffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shiffer. 16% of Shiffer men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Shiffer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shiffer were Salesman and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Shiffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shiffer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 489 immigration records available for the last name Shiffer. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shiffer. For the veterans among your Shiffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shiffer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Shiffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Shiffer in 1951 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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