History of your Surname
Get access to Shiflett family records.Start a free trial

Shiflett Family History

Shiflett Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of French Chifflet (see Shifflett).

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

Similar surnames: Shiflet, Shifflett, Shifflette, Shackett, Shifflet, Shiffer, Shiller

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Shiflett family from?

You can see how Shiflett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shiflett family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Shiflett families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 50 Shiflett families living in Virginia. This was about 91% of all the recorded Shiflett's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Shiflett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shiflett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shiflett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shiflett. 36% of Shiflett men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Shiflett women worked as a House Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shiflett were Labor and Family Worker.

View Census data for Shiflett | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Keeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Family W
  • Family Worker
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Shiflett family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Shiflett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shiflett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Shiflett

Passenger Lists

There are 232 immigration records available for the last name Shiflett. 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.

View all Shiflett immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Shiflett. For the veterans among your Shiflett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Shiflett military records

You've only scratched the surface of Shiflett family history.

Discover More

What is the average Shiflett lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Shiflett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Shiflett in 1941 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shiflett

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Shiflett family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial