Schiffer Family History

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Schiffer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a mariner or boatman, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schif ‘ship’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schiffer ‘boatman’, ‘skipper’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish female personal name Shifre, derived from a Hebrew word meaning ‘beautiful’.

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

Similar surnames: Schaffer, Schiefer, Schiffler, Schiff, Schaefer, Schipper, Schaffter

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Schiffer Family Origin

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Schiffer Family Occupations

What did your Schiffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Schiffer occupation in the UK was Box Maker (Wood). 100% of Schiffer's were Box Maker (Wood)s.

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  • Box Maker (Wood)


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Schiffer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Schiffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schiffer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Schiffer. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Schiffer. For the veterans among your Schiffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schiffer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schiffer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Schiffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schiffer in 1942 was 23, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schiffer 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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