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Schade Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from schade ‘damage’, a derivative of schaden ‘to do damage’, generally a nickname for a thug or clumsy person, or, more particularly, a robber knight, who raided others’ lands. Scottish and English: variant spelling of Shade.

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


Similar surnames: Schader, Shade, Schave, Schadt, Schad, Schrade, Schkade, Schadle

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Where is the Schade family from?

You can see how Schade families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schade family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schade families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Schade family living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Schade's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Schade families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schade surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schade ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schade. 19% of Schade men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Schade women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schade were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Saleslady
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Schade. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schade 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 18,000 immigration records available for the last name Schade. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Schade. For the veterans among your Schade ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schade lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schade in 1944 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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