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Schachner Name Meaning

South German: variant of Schacher Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Shakhne of uncertain (probably Slavic) origin.

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


Similar surnames: Schacher, Schachter, Schechner, Schattner, Schechter, Schlachter

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Where is the Schachner family from?

You can see how Schachner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schachner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schachner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schachner family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Schachner's in USA. New York had the highest population of Schachner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schachner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schachner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schachner. 19% of Schachner men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Schachner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schachner were Farmer and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Shipping Clerk
    13%
  • Farmer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schachner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schachner 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 Schachner. 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 871 military records available for the last name Schachner. For the veterans among your Schachner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schachner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schachner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schachner in 1962 was 83, and 81 in 2004.

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