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Schauer Name Meaning

German and Austrian: occupational name for an official inspector, for example the official overseer of a market, from Middle High German schouwer, an agent derivative of schouwen ‘to inspect’.

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

Similar surnames: Scheuer, Schader, Schaber, Schauder, Schaefer, Schomer, Schaufler

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Where is the Schauer family from?

You can see how Schauer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schauer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schauer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Schauer family living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Schauer's in the UK. Yorkshire had the highest population of Schauer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schauer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schauer. 21% of Schauer men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Schauer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schauer were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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What Schauer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Schauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schauer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Schauer. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Schauer. For the veterans among your Schauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schauer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Schauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schauer in 1947 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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