Shafir Family History

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Shafir Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish shafir, Polish szafir ‘sapphire’.

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

Similar surnames: Safir, Shaer, Shapiro, Shaia, Hafer, Shapira, Sapir, Shamis, Haber

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Shafir Family Origin

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Shafir Family Occupations

What did your Shafir ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shafir occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 50% of Shafir's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Clerk Dry Goods were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shafir.

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  • Carpenter

  • Clerk Dry Goods


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

Shafir Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shafir. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shafir 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Shafir. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shafir. For the veterans among your Shafir ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shafir Life Expectancy

What is the average Shafir lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2003, in the United States, Shafir life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Shafir in 1967 was 72, and 71 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shafir

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shafir 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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