Scharnhorst Family History

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Scharnhorst Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of various places, for example near Dortmund and near Celle, apparently so named from the Germanic elements skarn ‘damp’, ‘dirty’ + horst ‘wooded hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Steinhorst, Scharrer, Bornhorst, Walkenhorst, Schoenborn, Hayhurst

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Scharnhorst Family Origin

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Scharnhorst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Retail Grocer

    14%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scharnhorst. The most common Scharnhorst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Scharnhorst's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Scharnhorst family was Retail Grocer.

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Scharnhorst Historical Records

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Scharnhorst Life Expectancy

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