Shipherd Family History

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Shipherd 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: Shepherd, Hipsher, Whichard, Shipper, Hippert, Shephard, Sheperd

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Shipherd Family Origin

Where is the Shipherd family from?

Shipherd Family Occupations

What did your Shipherd ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shipherd occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Shipherd's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shipherd family was Farming. Farmer, Coal Miner and County Treasurer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shipherd.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • County Treasurer

  • Farming


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

Shipherd Historical Records

What Shipherd family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shipherd. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shipherd 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 Shipherd

Passenger List

There are 544 immigration records available for the last name Shipherd. 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 232 military records available for the last name Shipherd. For the veterans among your Shipherd ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shipherd Life Expectancy

What is the average Shipherd lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2002, in the United States, Shipherd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Shipherd in 1966 was 94, and 90 in 2002.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shipherd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shipherd 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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