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Schindler Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for someone who made or laid wooden roof tiles from an agent derivative of Middle High German schindel German Schindel ‘shingle’. South German: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Schindel or Schindeln (see Schindel ).

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


Similar surnames: Schindel, Spindler, Schiller, Shingler, Schadler, Scheiner, Schiffler

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Where is the Schindler family from?

You can see how Schindler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schindler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schindler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Schindler families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Schindler's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Schindler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schindler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schindler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schindler. 18% of Schindler men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Schindler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schindler were Carpenter and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Schindler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schindler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Schindler. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Schindler. For the veterans among your Schindler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schindler lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schindler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schindler in 1943 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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