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Schaab Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for a carpenter from Middle High German schabe ‘plane scraper’. South German: habitational name from Schaab in Bohemia. Dutch: variant of Schaap .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Schaal, Schaaf, Schaap, Schaar, Schwab, Schaub, Schaff, Schaul

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Where is the Schaab family from?

You can see how Schaab families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schaab family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schaab families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 19 Schaab families living in Illinois. This was about 16% of all the recorded Schaab's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Schaab families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schaab surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schaab ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schaab. 16% of Schaab men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Schaab women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schaab were Foreman and Telephone Operator. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Foreman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
    23%
  • Laundress
    17%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Telephone Operator
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schaab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaab census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 832 immigration records available for the last name Schaab. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Schaab. For the veterans among your Schaab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schaab lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schaab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schaab in 1957 was 41, and 87 in 2004.

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