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Schaal Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Schaala in Thuringia (so named from scalaha ‘dirty water’) or Lake Schaal on the Schaale river near Ratzeburg. German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who made dishes (for scales), vessels for drinking, etc., from Middle Low German, Dutch schale ‘dish’.

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


Similar surnames: Schaul, Schaap, Schaab, Schaaf, Schaar, Staal, Schmal, Schall, Scholl

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Where is the Schaal family from?

You can see how Schaal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schaal family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schaal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 50 Schaal families living in Ohio. This was about 22% of all the recorded Schaal's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Schaal families in 1880.
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What did your Schaal ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schaal. 26% of Schaal men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Schaal women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schaal were Carpenter and Clerk.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    18%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Schaal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaal 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schaal. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schaal. For the veterans among your Schaal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schaal lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schaal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schaal in 1944 was 20, and 83 in 2004.

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