Shelden Family History

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Shelden Name Meaning

Variant of English Sheldon. Altered form of Dutch van de(r) Schelden, a topographic name for someone who lived by the Schelde river.

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


Similar surnames: Helder, Sheldon, Heiden, Heyden, Selden, Shedden, Elden, Snedden

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Shelden Family Origin

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Shelden Family Occupations

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

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  • Almswoman

    9%
  • Coal Miner

    9%
  • Cut Nail Maker

    9%
  • Forgeman (Iron)

    9%

In 1881, Almswoman, Coal Miner and Cut Nail Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shelden. The most common Shelden occupation in the UK was Almswoman. 9% of Shelden's were Almswomans. A less common occupation for the Shelden family was Forgeman (Iron).

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Shelden Historical Records

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Shelden Life Expectancy

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