Schaar Family History

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

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Accordeon Manufacturer

    3%

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

Schaar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schaar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaar 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schaar. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schaar. For the veterans among your Schaar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schaar Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaar lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schaar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaar 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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