Schnitzer Family History

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Schnitzer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a woodworker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German snitzen, German schnitzen ‘to cut or carve’.

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


Similar surnames: Schmitzer, Schwitzer, Schnitzler, Schweitzer, Schlitter, Scherzer

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Schnitzer Family Origin

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Schnitzer Family Occupations

What did your Schnitzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Cabinet Maker Unemployed and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Schnitzer. 13% of Schnitzer men worked as a Cabinet Maker Unemployed and 28% of Schnitzer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schnitzer were Gentlemans Tailor and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Cabinet Maker Unemployed
    13%
  • Clerk(textile)
    13%
  • Engineer salesman
    13%
  • Gentlemans Tailor
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    28%
  • Domestic Service
    19%
  • Clerk Tailoring
    10%
  • Cook
    10%

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

Schnitzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Schnitzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schnitzer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Schnitzer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schnitzer. For the veterans among your Schnitzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schnitzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schnitzer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Schnitzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Schnitzer in 1951 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schnitzer

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