Scheffer Family History

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Scheffer Name Meaning

German: variant of Schäffer (see Schaffer 1). Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schaefer.

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


Similar surnames: Schaffer, Sheffer, Schaeffer, Schiffer, Scheffert, Schieffer

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Scheffer Family Origin

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Scheffer Family Occupations

What did your Scheffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Boot Clicker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Scheffer. 20% of Scheffer men worked as a Boot Clicker and 58% of Scheffer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheffer were Director Piano musical dealer and Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Boot Clicker
    20%
  • Boot Shoe Checker
    20%
  • Cigar Packer
    20%
  • Director Piano musical dealer
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    58%
  • Domestic Duties U Unpaid
    15%
  • Domestic Worker (foremerly Commercila Clerk
    15%
  • Retired
    15%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Scheffer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Scheffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheffer 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Scheffer. 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 Scheffer. For the veterans among your Scheffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scheffer Life Expectancy

What is the average Scheffer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Scheffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Scheffer in 1947 was 69, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scheffer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scheffer 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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