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Schacht Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who prepared shafts for tools or weapons, a turner, from Middle Low German schacht, Middle Dutch scacht ‘shaft’.

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


Similar surnames: Schach, Hecht, Schardt, Schoch, Schamp, Schaab, Schaaf, Schaut

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Schacht Family Origin

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Schacht Family Occupations

What did your Schacht ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Schacht family was Pharmaceutical Chemist. Corn Merch, Iron Turner (E&M) and Merchant Commission were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schacht. The most common Schacht occupation in the UK was Corn Merch. 20% of Schacht's were Corn Merchs.

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  • Corn Merch

    20%
  • Iron Turner (E&M)

    20%
  • Merchant Commission

    20%
  • Pharmaceutical Chemist

    20%

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

Schacht Historical Records

What Schacht family records will you find?

Census Record

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

Search 1891 UK census records for Schacht

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Schacht. 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 Card

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

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Schacht Life Expectancy

What is the average Schacht lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schacht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schacht in 1944 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schacht

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schacht 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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