Schindler Family History

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Schindler Name Meaning

German (southern and eastern) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone who made or laid wooden roof tiles, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schindel, German Schindel ‘shingle’. South German: habitational name from places named Schindel or Schindeln (see Schindel).

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

Similar surnames: Schindel, Spindler, Schiller, Shingler, Schadler, Scheiner, Schiffler

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Schindler Family Origin

Where is the Schindler family from?

Schindler Family Occupations

What did your Schindler ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Housekeeper, Instru Maker (10/3 Ga) and Schoolmaster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schindler. The most common Schindler occupation in the UK was Housekeeper. 14% of Schindler's were Housekeepers. A less common occupation for the Schindler family was Sketchmaker To Calico Printer.

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  • Housekeeper

  • Instru Maker (10/3 Ga)

  • Schoolmaster

  • Sketchmaker To Calico Printer


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

Schindler Historical Records

What Schindler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Schindler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schindler 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Schindler. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Schindler. For the veterans among your Schindler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schindler Life Expectancy

What is the average Schindler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schindler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schindler in 1943 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schindler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schindler 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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