Sheaff Family History

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Sheaff Name Meaning

English (Kent): from Middle English shefe ‘sheaf’, ‘bundle’ (Old English sceaf), hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a harvest worker, or for someone who paid or collected tithes, from the same term in the sense ‘tenth’ (or other proportion of produce paid as a tithe).

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


Similar surnames: Sheard, Scaff, Shean, Staff, Shoaf, Gaff, Schaff, Shaft, Shroff

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Sheaff Family Origin

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Sheaff Family Occupations

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  • (Corn) Miller (Journeyman)

    10%
  • Ag Lab & Beerhouse Keeper

    10%
  • Agr Labr

    10%
  • Agricultural Laborer

    10%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Sheaff family was Agricultural Laborer. The most common Sheaff occupation in the UK was (Corn) Miller (Journeyman). 10% of Sheaff's were (Corn) Miller (Journeyman)s. (Corn) Miller (Journeyman), Ag Lab & Beerhouse Keeper and Agr Labr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheaff.

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Sheaff Historical Records

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Sheaff Life Expectancy

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