Schade Family History

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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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Schade Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schade name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schade. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Schade Family Origin

Where is the Schade family from?

Schade Family Occupations

What did your Schade ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schade occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Schade's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schade family was Keeping House. Farmer, Tailor and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schade.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Schade Historical Records

What Schade family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Schade Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schade

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schade 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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