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Schacht Family History

Schacht Name Meaning
North German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who prepared shafts for tools or weapons, a turner, from Middle Low German schacht, Middle Dutch scacht ‘shaft’.

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

68,609 Historical Documents with Schacht on Ancestry.com
22,385 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,775 Military Records
3,863 Immigration Records
12,473 Census and Voter Lists
25,113 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Schacht Families

  • Number of Schacht families
     27 - 51
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Schacht families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Schacht families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Schacht census records

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Schacht Family Origin

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Schacht Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Schacht

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Schacht Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Schacht census records

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Schacht Civil War Service Records

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