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Scheer Family History

Scheer Name Meaning
German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of shears and scissors, or a metonymic occupational name for a cutter (of cloth, hair, etc.), from Middle High German schere, Middle Dutch sc(h)erre ‘shears’.Jewish: variant of Scher.

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

135,071 Historical Documents with Scheer on Ancestry.com
63,422 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,592 Military Records
6,571 Immigration Records
20,355 Census and Voter Lists
38,131 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Scheer Families

  • Number of Scheer families
     76 - 149
     26 - 75
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Scheer families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Scheer last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Scheer census records

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Scheer Family Origin

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Scheer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Scheer

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Scheer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scheer census records

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Scheer Civil War Service Records

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