Sherriff Family History

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Sherriff Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name for a sheriff, from Middle English schiref ‘sheriff’, ‘administrative officer of an English shire’, from Old English scir ‘shire’ + (ge)refa ‘reeve’ (see Reeve). Compare Shreve.

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


Similar surnames: Sheriff, Sherrin, Sheaff, Herring, Skerritt, Herrick, Shroff

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Sherriff Family Origin

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Sherriff Family Occupations

What did your Sherriff ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Salesman

    22%
  • Carpainter

    11%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Machinist

    11%

In 1881, the most common Sherriff occupation in Canada was Salesman. 22% of Sherriff's were Salesmans. Salesman, Carpainter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sherriff. A less common occupation for the Sherriff family was Machinist.

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Sherriff Historical Records

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Sherriff Life Expectancy

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