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Schier Name Meaning

German: variant of Scheuer . South German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with the element skīr- ‘clear clean’. German: habitational name from any of several places so named. German: nickname from Middle High German schīr ‘sheer pure clean’. This surname is also found in Czechia (compare Sir ) and France (Alsace and Lorraine).

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

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

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Where is the Schier family from?

You can see how Schier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Schier families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Schier families living in Channel Islands. This was about 33% of all the recorded Schier's in United Kingdom. Channel Islands and 1 other county had the highest population of Schier families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schier ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Schier. 100% of Schier women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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