Shinafelt Family History

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Shinafelt 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: Shanafelt, Chinault, Shinault, Binsfeld, Shaneyfelt, Weinfeld

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Shinafelt Family Origin

Where is the Shinafelt family from?

Shinafelt Family Occupations

What did your Shinafelt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Alms House Stewart were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shinafelt. A less common occupation for the Shinafelt family was Labourer. The most common Shinafelt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Shinafelt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Alms House Stewart

  • Labourer


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

Shinafelt Historical Records

What Shinafelt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 210 census records available for the last name Shinafelt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shinafelt 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 Shinafelt

Passenger List

There are 4 immigration records available for the last name Shinafelt. 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 73 military records available for the last name Shinafelt. For the veterans among your Shinafelt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shinafelt Life Expectancy

What is the average Shinafelt lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2000, in the United States, Shinafelt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shinafelt in 1966 was 79, and 90 in 2000.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shinafelt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shinafelt 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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