Scherber Family History

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Scherber Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of Middle High German, German scherben ‘to cut into small pieces’, ‘to shave off’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, tailor, or the like.

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

Similar surnames: Scherzer, Scherer, Schermer, Scheiber, Scherger, Scheiner, Scheuer

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Scherber Family Origin

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Scherber Family Occupations

What did your Scherber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Scherber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Scherber's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Scherber family was Retired-Hotel Keeper. Farmer, Carpenter and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scherber.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Painter

  • Retired-Hotel Keeper


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

Scherber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Scherber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scherber 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 358 immigration records available for the last name Scherber. 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 775 military records available for the last name Scherber. For the veterans among your Scherber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scherber Life Expectancy

What is the average Scherber lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Scherber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Scherber in 1961 was 66, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scherber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scherber 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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