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Scheuer Surname Meaning

German: from Middle High German schiur(e) German Scheuer ‘barn granary’ a topographic name for someone who lived near a conspicuous barn or near a tithe-barn. It is also a metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for receiving the tithes of agricultural produce rendered. Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name from German Scheuer ‘barn’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Scheurer, Scherer, Scheer, Schauer, Scheler, Scheier, Steuer, Scheper

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Where is the Scheuer family from?

You can see how Scheuer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheuer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Scheuer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Scheuer families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Scheuer's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Scheuer families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheuer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scheuer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scheuer. 28% of Scheuer men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Scheuer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheuer were Clerk and Cashier. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Salesgirl
    10%
  • Cashier
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Scheuer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheuer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Scheuer. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Scheuer. For the veterans among your Scheuer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scheuer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Scheuer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Scheuer in 1953 was 35, and 80 in 2004.

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