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Schirm Family History

Schirm Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German schirm ‘shield’, ‘defense’, hence a metonymic form of Schirmer 1.

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

17,884 Historical Documents with Schirm on Ancestry.com
8,603 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,987 Military Records
470 Immigration Records
2,181 Census and Voter Lists
4,643 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Schirm Families

  • Number of Schirm families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Schirm 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 Schirm last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Schirm census records

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Schirm Family Origin

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Schirm Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Schirm families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Schirm

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Schirm Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Schirm census records

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Schirm Civil War Service Records

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