Schaefers Family History

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Schaefers Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Schaefer 1, i.e. ‘son of the shepherd’.

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

Similar surnames: Schaefer, Schepers, Schweers, Shaefer, Schippers, Scheffert, Shafer

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Schaefers Family Origin

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Schaefers Family Occupations

What did your Schaefers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Catholic Priest, Cutter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaefers. A less common occupation for the Schaefers family was Gas Fixtures. The most common Schaefers occupation in the USA was Catholic Priest. 13% of Schaefers's were Catholic Priests.

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  • Catholic Priest

  • Cutter

  • Farmer

  • Gas Fixtures


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

Schaefers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schaefers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaefers 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 324 immigration records available for the last name Schaefers. 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 205 military records available for the last name Schaefers. For the veterans among your Schaefers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schaefers Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaefers lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schaefers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Schaefers in 1958 was 55, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schaefers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaefers 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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