Sheldon Family History

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Sheldon Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The main source is probably the one in Derbyshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, formed by the addition of the Old English distinguishing term scylf ‘shelf’ to the place name Haddon (from Old English h?ð ‘heath(er)’ + dun ‘hill’). There are also places called Sheldon in Devon (from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + denu ‘valley’) and Birmingham (from Old English scylf + dun ‘hill’).

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


Similar surnames: Skeldon, Shelton, Eldon, Hendon, Elton, Wheeldon, Selden, Sneddon

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Sheldon Family Origin

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Sheldon Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    6%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Grocer

    2%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sheldon. A less common occupation for the Sheldon family was Grocer. The most common Sheldon occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Sheldon's were Coal Miners.

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Sheldon Historical Records

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Sheldon Life Expectancy

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