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Schein Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German schin, German Schein ‘a shining’, ‘brightness’, hence a German nickname for someone with a radiant personality or possibly for someone living in a sunny location, or a Jewish ornamental name. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schoen 2, from Yiddish sheyn, central Yiddish shayn.

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


Similar surnames: Scheid, Shein, Schlein, Schwan, Stein, Schwein, Schoen, Scheib, Schei

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Schein Family Origin

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Schein Family Occupations

What did your Schein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Butcher and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schein. The most common Schein occupation in the USA was Laborer. 24% of Schein's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Schein family was Comissinor Mercht..

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  • Laborer

    24%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Cabinet Maker

    6%
  • Comissinor Mercht.

    6%

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Schein Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Schein Life Expectancy

What is the average Schein lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Schein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schein in 1952 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schein 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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