Schei Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of twenty or more farmsteads so named, from Old Norse as skeið ‘horse race’, ‘race’, ‘run’. Dutch: nickname for someone of sturdy build or a clumsy person, from Middle Dutch scheye ‘wedge’,‘piece of split wood’. Dutch: from Middle Dutch scheiden, scheien ‘to divide or split’, presumably a topographic name for someone who lived by a fork in a road, river, or the like.

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


Similar surnames: Schein, Scher, Chew, Scheid, Schley, Schenk, Scheib, Schied, Schlei

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Schei Family Origin

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Schei Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Carman

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schei family was Laborer. The most common Schei occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Schei's were Farmers. Farmer and Carman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Schei.

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Between 1957 and 2004, Schei life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schei in 1957 was 54, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schei

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