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Scherer Family History

Scherer Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a sheep-shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from German Scherer, Yiddish sherer, agent derivatives of Middle High German scheren ‘to shear’.

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

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166,813 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
20,755 Military Records
11,865 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Scherer Families

  • Number of Scherer families
     164 - 326
     55 - 163
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Scherer families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Scherer families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Scherer Family Origin

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Scherer Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Scherer

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Scherer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scherer census records

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Scherer Civil War Service Records

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