Schiefer Family History

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Schiefer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a roofer, from Middle High German, Middle Low German schiver ‘slate’, ‘shingle’, German Schiefer ‘slate’.

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

Similar surnames: Schiffer, Schaefer, Schriefer, Scheuer, Schiefen, Schieber, Schleifer

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Schiefer Family Origin

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Schiefer Family Occupations

What did your Schiefer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cook was the top reported job for people in the UK named Schiefer. 50% of Schiefer women worked as a Cook

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Cook
  • Private Means

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

Schiefer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schiefer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schiefer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schiefer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schiefer. For the veterans among your Schiefer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schiefer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schiefer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Schiefer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Schiefer in 1950 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schiefer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schiefer 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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