Schier Family History

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Schier Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from scir ‘muddy water’, or a habitational name from places named with this word, for example Schier near Uelzen. South German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with skir- ‘clear’, ‘clean’.

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

Similar surnames: Schied, Schwier, Ascher, Schoer, Schwer, Scheer, Schieber, Schild

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Schier Family Origin

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Schier Family Occupations

What did your Schier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schier. A less common occupation for the Schier family was Baker. The most common Schier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 11% of Schier's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Tailor

  • Baker


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

Schier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Schier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schier 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schier. 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 Schier. For the veterans among your Schier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schier Life Expectancy

What is the average Schier lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Schier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schier in 1954 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schier 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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