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Scharnhorst Family History

Scharnhorst Name Meaning
North German: habitational name from any of various places, for example near Dortmund and near Celle, apparently so named from the Germanic elements skarn ‘damp’, ‘dirty’ + horst ‘wooded hill’.

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

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3,499 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,079 Military Records
271 Immigration Records
1,625 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Scharnhorst Families

  • Number of Scharnhorst families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Scharnhorst last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Scharnhorst Family Origin

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Scharnhorst Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Scharnhorst

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Scharnhorst Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scharnhorst census records

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Scharnhorst Civil War Service Records

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