Sheffler Family History

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Sheffler Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): perhaps an occupational name for a shepherd, from Yiddish shof, German Schaf ‘sheep’ + the agent suffix -ler. Americanized spelling of German Scheffler.

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

Similar surnames: Sheffer, Scheffler, Loeffler, Shreffler, Sheckler, Schaeffler

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Sheffler Family Origin

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Sheffler Family Occupations

What did your Sheffler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheffler. A less common occupation for the Sheffler family was Shoemaker. The most common Sheffler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Sheffler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Shoemaker


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

Sheffler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sheffler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sheffler 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 328 immigration records available for the last name Sheffler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sheffler. For the veterans among your Sheffler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sheffler Life Expectancy

What is the average Sheffler lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Sheffler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Sheffler in 1953 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sheffler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sheffler 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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