Schirmer Family History

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Schirmer Name Meaning

occupational name, from Middle High German schirmer ‘fencing master’, ‘street player’ (see Schermer 1). (Saxony): habitational name for someone from Schirma near Freiberg.

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

Similar surnames: Schermer, Scharrer, Scherzer, Schimmer, Schieber, Schiffer, Scherer

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Schirmer Family Origin

Where is the Schirmer family from?

Schirmer Family Occupations

What did your Schirmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, (sculptor) Conceters Foreman and Dressmakers Cutter were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Schirmer. 25% of Schirmer men worked as a (sculptor) Conceters Foreman and 25% of Schirmer women worked as a Dressmakers Cutter. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schirmer were Pork Butcher (journey Man) and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • (sculptor) Conceters Foreman
  • Cabinet Makers Foreman
  • Photographic Technician
  • Pork Butcher (journey Man)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Dressmakers Cutter
  • Manageress (drapery
  • Unpaid Domestic Du
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Schirmer Historical Records

What Schirmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Schirmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schirmer 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 Schirmer. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Schirmer. For the veterans among your Schirmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schirmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schirmer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Schirmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schirmer in 1946 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schirmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schirmer 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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