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

What did your Scharnhorst ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scharnhorst.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Retail Grocer

    14%

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Scharnhorst Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Scharnhorst. 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 Scharnhorst. For the veterans among your Scharnhorst ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scharnhorst Life Expectancy

What is the average Scharnhorst lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Scharnhorst life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Scharnhorst in 1956 was 58, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scharnhorst

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scharnhorst 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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