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Schild Family History

Schild Surname Meaning

German Swiss German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker or painter of shields from Middle High German Middle Dutch schilt ‘shield’. Compare Schield . Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schild ‘shield (house) sign’ applied either as an artificial name or as a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by a sign. Compare Rothschild . Dutch (Van der Schild): habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by a sign (compare 2 above).

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

Similar surnames: Schiff, Schilder, Schied, Scheid, Scholl, Shield, Schall, Schalk

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Where is the Schild family from?

You can see how Schild families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schild family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schild families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 16 Schild families living in London. This was about 89% of all the recorded Schild's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Schild families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schild surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schild ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butcher and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Schild. 50% of Schild men worked as a Butcher and 100% of Schild 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Butcher
  • At School

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Schild. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schild 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Schild. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Schild. For the veterans among your Schild ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schild lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Schild life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schild in 1949 was 35, and 85 in 2004.

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