Schriefer Family History

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Schriefer Name Meaning

North German: variant of Schrieber. South German: topographic name for someone living near a crag, related to Middle High German schreffen ‘to split’.

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

Similar surnames: Schiefer, Schriever, Schrieber, Schierer, Schaefer, Schreier

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Schriefer Family Origin

Where is the Schriefer family from?

Schriefer Family Occupations

What did your Schriefer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Schriefer occupation in the UK was Brewers Labourer. 25% of Schriefer's were Brewers Labourers. Brewers Labourer, Mercantile Clerk and Watchman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schriefer. A less common occupation for the Schriefer family was Wharf Labourer (6/3).

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  • Brewers Labourer

  • Mercantile Clerk

  • Watchman

  • Wharf Labourer (6/3)


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

Schriefer Historical Records

What Schriefer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schriefer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schriefer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Schriefer

Passenger List

There are 977 immigration records available for the last name Schriefer. 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 Schriefer. For the veterans among your Schriefer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schriefer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schriefer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Schriefer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schriefer in 1950 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schriefer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schriefer 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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