Sheard Family History

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Sheard Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a gap between hills, from Middle English sherd, sharde (Old English sceard, a derivative of sceran ‘to cut or shear’).

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


Similar surnames: Heard, Hearn, Stead, Heald, Shearer, Shedd, Shean, Shear, Chard, Shad

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Sheard Family Origin

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Sheard Family Occupations

What did your Sheard ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Stone Mason

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheard. A less common occupation for the Sheard family was Stone Mason. The most common Sheard occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 4% of Sheard's were Coal Miners.

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Sheard Historical Records

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Sheard Life Expectancy

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Famous Sheard Family

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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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