Shireman Family History

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Shireman Name Meaning

English: from Middle English schireman, Old English scirman, literally ‘shire man’. This was a name for a sherriff or other administrative official of a county; later it came to mean ‘bailiff’ or ‘steward’.

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

Similar surnames: Shipman, Sherman, Hillman, Sturman, Kirkman, Seideman, Thorman

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Shireman Family Origin

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Shireman Family Occupations

What did your Shireman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shireman. A less common occupation for the Shireman family was Shoemaker. The most common Shireman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Shireman's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker


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

Shireman Historical Records

What Shireman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Shireman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shireman 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 220 immigration records available for the last name Shireman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shireman. For the veterans among your Shireman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shireman Life Expectancy

What is the average Shireman lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Shireman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shireman in 1961 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shireman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shireman 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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