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Scherman Family History

Scherman Name Meaning
German (Schermann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Scherer.Dutch: occupational name for a barber, shearer, or the like, from scheren ‘to shear’, ‘to clip or cut’ + man ‘man’.

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

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7,907 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
912 Military Records
3,942 Immigration Records
11,394 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Scherman Families

  • Number of Scherman families
     82 - 162
     28 - 81
     1 - 27
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Scherman families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Scherman last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Scherman census records

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Scherman Family Origin

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Scherman Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Scherman

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Scherman Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scherman census records

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Scherman Civil War Service Records

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