Shifflett Family History

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Shifflett Name Meaning

Americanized form of French Chifflet, nickname for someone given to scoffing or mocking, from a diminutive of chifle ‘whistle’, ‘mockery’.

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


Similar surnames: Shiflett, Shifflette, Shiflet, Shifflet, Triplett, Shuffler, Shackett

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Shifflett Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shifflett name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Shifflett. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    61%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Norway

    2%

  • Native American—North, Central, South

    2%

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Shifflett Family Origin

Where is the Shifflett family from?

Shifflett Family Occupations

What did your Shifflett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shifflett. The most common Shifflett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Shifflett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shifflett family was Farmer And Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farmer And Laborer

    4%

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

Shifflett Historical Records

What Shifflett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Shifflett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shifflett 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 262 immigration records available for the last name Shifflett. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Shifflett. For the veterans among your Shifflett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shifflett Life Expectancy

What is the average Shifflett lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Shifflett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Shifflett in 1954 was 24, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shifflett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shifflett 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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