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Schul Family History

Schul Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Chu, Schaul, Schur, Schule, Schuh, Thul, Schut, Schulz, Schull, Chum

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Where is the Schul family from?

Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schul surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
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What did your Schul ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schul. 44% of Schul men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Schul women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schul were Machinist and Teacher. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    44%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schul. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schul census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schul. 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 Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Schul. For the veterans among your Schul ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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