Schaal Family History

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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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Schaal Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schaal name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schaal. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    17%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • Norway

    4%

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Schaal Family Origin

Where is the Schaal family from?

Schaal Family Occupations

What did your Schaal ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schaal occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Schaal's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schaal family was Farming. Farmer, Carpenter and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaal.

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schaal ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schaal Historical Records

What Schaal family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Schaal Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schaal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaal ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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