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Schaar Name Meaning

German: from Scarius, from a short form of a Germanic compound name formed with skar- ‘army’, ‘cutting weapon’ as the first element, which in the Middle Ages provided a nickname for someone working on a team due to a feudal obligation and also a metonymic occupational name for someone working with plowshares. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a shearer, knife grinder, or tailor, from schaar, plural scharen ‘shears’. Dutch (Van der Schaar): topographic name from schare, schaar ‘bank’, ‘dike’.

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


Similar surnames: Schaap, Schar, Schaaf, Schaal, Haar, Schaab, Schalk, Schatz, Claar

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Schaar Family Origin

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Schaar Family Occupations

What did your Schaar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schaar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Schaar's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schaar family was Accordeon Manufacturer. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaar.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Accordeon Manufacturer

    3%

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Schaar Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Schaar ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Schaar Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaar lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, Schaar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Schaar in 1956 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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United States

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