Shiff Family History

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Shiff Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schiff, Yiddish shif ‘ship’ (see Schiff). Americanized spelling of German Schiff.

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


Similar surnames: Schiff, Sheff, Shaff, Shoff, Shuff, Shier, Riff, Schaff, Seif, Reiff

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Shiff Family Origin

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Shiff Family Occupations

What did your Shiff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Brass Finisher and Brassfounder & Chandelier Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shiff. The most common Shiff occupation in the UK was Brass Finisher. 33% of Shiff's were Brass Finishers. A less common occupation for the Shiff family was Brickmaker.

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  • Brass Finisher

    33%
  • Brassfounder & Chandelier Maker

    33%
  • Brickmaker

    33%

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

Shiff Historical Records

What Shiff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Shiff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shiff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Shiff

Passenger List

There are 888 immigration records available for the last name Shiff. 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 353 military records available for the last name Shiff. For the veterans among your Shiff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shiff Life Expectancy

What is the average Shiff lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Shiff in 1962 was 70, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shiff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shiff 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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