Schellhorn Family History

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Schellhorn Name Meaning

from Middle High German schelle-horn ‘horn’, a nickname for a hunter or a nightwatchman who blew a horn, or perhaps for someone with a penetrating voice like a horn. topographic or habitational name from either of two places, in Schleswig and on Rügen Island, named Schellhorn, the second element of which is Middle High German horn, ‘corner’, ‘nook’.

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

Similar surnames: Schallhorn, Stellhorn, Sagehorn, Shellhorn, Scheller, Schorn

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Schellhorn Family Origin

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Schellhorn Family Occupations

What did your Schellhorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schellhorn. 17% of Schellhorn men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Schellhorn women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schellhorn were Salesman and Packer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Teacher
  • Packer

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

Schellhorn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schellhorn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schellhorn 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 852 immigration records available for the last name Schellhorn. 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 Schellhorn. For the veterans among your Schellhorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schellhorn Life Expectancy

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Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Schellhorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Schellhorn in 1964 was 83, and 64 in 2004.

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