Scheele Family History

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Scheele Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Scheel.

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

Similar surnames: Schiele, Scheeler, Scheel, Schelle, Scholle, Schiel, Scheets, Scheer

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Scheele Family Origin

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Scheele Family Occupations

What did your Scheele ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Scheele occupation in the UK was Export Merchant. 50% of Scheele's were Export Merchants. Export Merchant and Wine & Spirit Export Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Scheele.

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  • Export Merchant

  • Wine & Spirit Export Merchant


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

Scheele Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Scheele. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheele 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Scheele. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Scheele. For the veterans among your Scheele ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scheele Life Expectancy

What is the average Scheele lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Scheele life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Scheele in 1948 was 29, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scheele

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scheele 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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