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 Family Origin

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Shifflett Family Occupations

What did your Shifflett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shifflett. 30% of Shifflett men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Shifflett women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shifflett were Day Laborer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Day Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
  • Bookkeeper
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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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