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Shreffler Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schreffler .

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


Similar surnames: Sheffler, Shaeffer, Sheffer, Shaffner, Shuffler, Shepler, Shiffler

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Where is the Shreffler family from?

You can see how Shreffler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shreffler family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Shreffler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Shreffler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 91% of all the recorded Shreffler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Shreffler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shreffler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shreffler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shreffler. 23% of Shreffler men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Shreffler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shreffler were Truck Driver 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
    23%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Shreffler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shreffler 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 42 immigration records available for the last name Shreffler. 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 Shreffler. For the veterans among your Shreffler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shreffler lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Shreffler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Shreffler in 1957 was 51, and 80 in 2004.

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