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Meaning and Origin

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  1. A steel manufacturing city in northern England famous for its cutlery industry

Old English for 'open land by the river Sheaf'.

  1. A city in South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Notable Persons Named Sheffield

Sheffield was born on April 23rd, 1941 in Keevil, Arkansas.


Sheffield Airey Neave was a naturalist and entomologist. Sheffield was born on April 20th, 1879 in Kensworth, Hertfordshire. He breathed his last breath on December 31st, 1961.


Sheffield was born on August 18th, 1936.


Sheffield was born on March 28th, 1875. He breathed his last breath on January 17th, 1937.


Sheffield was born in 1907. He left this life in 1989.


Sheffield was born in 1921. He passed away in 2006.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sheffield

Samantha Cameron is an office holder. Samantha was given the name Samantha Gwendoline Sheffield on April 18th, 1971 in Paddington, London, UK.


Justus Sheffield is a baseball player for the Cleveland Indians. Justus was born on May 13th, 1996 in Tullahoma, Tennessee.


Gary Sheffield is a baseball player. Gary was born on November 18th, 1968 in Tampa, Florida.


Jeremy was born on March 17th, 1966 in Chelmsford.


Johnny Sheffield was an actor. He was most active from 1939 to 1955. Johnny was given the name John Matthew Sheffield Cassan on April 11th, 1931 in Pasadena, California, U.S. He passed away on October 15th, 2010.


Rob Sheffield is a music and popular culture author and columnist. Rob was born on February 2nd, 1966 in United States.


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Popularity of Sheffield as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sheffield U.S.
  White 76.36% 64.26%
  African American 18.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.77% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sheffield

People with the last name Sheffield are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Sheffield

  • How Popular is the name Sheffield? Sheffield is the 42,001st most popular name of all time. As a last name Sheffield was the 1,817th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sheffield have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 71 babies born with the first name Sheffield in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sheffield to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sheffield? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Sheffield first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sheffield is Saturday, April 3rd, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Sheffield born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sheffield was in 1919 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sheffield: Your name in reverse order is Dleiffehs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fldeehsfi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sheffield? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 19,738 people with the last name Sheffield.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sheffield? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 7 of them will have Sheffield as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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