Schildknecht Family History

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Schildknecht Name Meaning

German: occupational name for the page or squire of a knight, who was responsible for his armor and his horse, from Middle High German schilt ‘shield’ + knecht ‘boy’, ‘servant’.

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


Similar surnames: Schuknecht, Holzknecht, Schilder, Hausknecht, Schlecht, Schindel

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Schildknecht Family Origin

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Schildknecht Family Occupations

What did your Schildknecht ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schildknecht family was Entry Clerk. Farmer, Keeping House and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schildknecht. The most common Schildknecht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Schildknecht's were Farmers.

View Census data for Schildknecht | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Barber

    5%
  • Entry Clerk

    5%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Schildknecht Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schildknecht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schildknecht 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schildknecht. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schildknecht. For the veterans among your Schildknecht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schildknecht Life Expectancy

What is the average Schildknecht lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2003, in the United States, Schildknecht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Schildknecht in 1953 was 49, and 75 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schildknecht

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schildknecht 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.

Famous Schildknecht Family

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