Shelden Family History

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Shelden Name Meaning

Variant of English Sheldon. Altered form of Dutch van de(r) Schelden, a topographic name for someone who lived by the Schelde river.

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


Similar surnames: Helder, Sheldon, Heiden, Heyden, Selden, Shedden, Elden, Snedden

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Shelden Family Origin

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Shelden Family Occupations

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

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  • Labourer

    27%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Student

    13%
  • Barber

    7%

In 1881, Labourer, Farmer and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shelden. A less common occupation for the Shelden family was Barber. The most common Shelden occupation in Canada was Labourer. 27% of Shelden's were Labourers.

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Shelden Historical Records

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Shelden Life Expectancy

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