Sheaffer Family History

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Sheaffer Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schäffer (see Schaffer).

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


Similar surnames: Shaffer, Sheffer, Scheaffer, Shaeffer, Shafer, Shiffer, Shaffner

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Sheaffer Family Origin

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Sheaffer Family Occupations

What did your Sheaffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sheaffer. 20% of Sheaffer men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Sheaffer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sheaffer were Truck Driver and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sheaffer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Sheaffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheaffer 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 535 immigration records available for the last name Sheaffer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Sheaffer. For the veterans among your Sheaffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheaffer Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheaffer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sheaffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sheaffer in 1952 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheaffer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheaffer 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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