Sher Family History

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Sher Name Meaning

English: variant of Shear 1. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Scher.

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

Similar surnames: Shier, Her, Shen, Shere, Sheer, Shaer, Shew, Asher, Sherr, Shur

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Sher Family Origin

Where is the Sher family from?

Sher Family Occupations

What did your Sher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Sher. 29% of Sher men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Sher women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sher were Account and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Student
  • Account

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
  • Student

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

Sher Historical Records

What Sher family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Sher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sher 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Sher. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Sher. For the veterans among your Sher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sher Life Expectancy

What is the average Sher lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Sher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Sher in 1944 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sher 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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