Schaafsma Family History

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Schaafsma Name Meaning

Frisian: patronymic meaning ‘son of (the) shepherd’.

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


Similar surnames: Schuitema, Schaefers, Schaaf, Schaefer, Schaap, Braaksma, Schara

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Schaafsma Family Origin

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Schaafsma Family Occupations

What did your Schaafsma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schaafsma. 42% of Schaafsma men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Schaafsma women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schaafsma were Baker and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Machine Operator
    25%
  • Carpenter
    17%
  • Baker
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%

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

Schaafsma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 754 census records available for the last name Schaafsma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaafsma census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 702 immigration records available for the last name Schaafsma. 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 Card

There are 202 military records available for the last name Schaafsma. For the veterans among your Schaafsma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schaafsma Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaafsma lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schaafsma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schaafsma in 1958 was 48, and 96 in 2004.

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