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Schacher Name Meaning

German (also Schächer): unflattering nickname from Middle High German schāchære ‘robber swindler’. German: variant of Schach Jewish (Ashkenazic): unflattering nickname from Yiddish shakher ‘petty traffic bartering’ or ‘cheating’; or from the Polish word szacher ‘swindler’.

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

Similar surnames: Schachner, Schauder, Schaffer, Schaller, Schaefer, Schumacher

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Where is the Schacher family from?

You can see how Schacher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schacher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Schacher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Schacher families living in New York. This was about 18% of all the recorded Schacher's in USA. New York had the highest population of Schacher families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schacher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schacher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schacher. 33% of Schacher men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Schacher women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schacher were Machinist and Farmer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • New Worker
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schacher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schacher 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schacher. 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 746 military records available for the last name Schacher. For the veterans among your Schacher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schacher lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schacher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Schacher in 1962 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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