Sheff Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Slovenian Šef, Slovenized form of German Scheffe, which was used as a translation of the Slovenian surnames Sodja, Sodin, or Sodnik, status names for a judge. Variant spelling of Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Schef, of unexplained origin.

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


Similar surnames: Shiff, Shaff, Shenk, Shuff, Shoff, Skoff, Shein, Sher, Shew, Shen

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Sheff Family Origin

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Sheff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Stone Mason

    8%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheff. The most common Sheff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Sheff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sheff family was Stone Mason.

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Sheff Historical Records

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Sheff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Sheff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sheff in 1958 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheff

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