Origins of the Sheldon surname

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    OrkneyShetlandHighlandsWestern IslesGrampianTaysideCentralStrathclydeFifeLothianBordersDumfriesNorth East 143North West 305Isle of Man 1Yorkshire 895East Midlands 434West Midlands 1461East 79London 682South East 147South West 127South Wales 27Mid Wales 3West Wales 1North Wales 38Republic of IrelandNorthern Ireland

    In 1921, most Sheldons lived in west-midlands

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    Interesting facts about Sheldon

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    943rd most common surname in the UK

    We have for the Sheldon surname. The oldest one dates back to 1220.

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    What are the most common Sheldon first names?

    John

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    Common jobs for Sheldons

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    Commmon female occupations for Sheldons in 1921

    Dressmaker

    157

    General Servant

    89

    Domestic Servant

    84

    Silk Winder

    83

    Living On Own Means

    79

    Commmon male occupations for Sheldons in 1921

    Coal Miner

    357

    General Labourer

    167

    Farmer

    115

    Coal Miner Hewer

    106

    Blacksmith

    75

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