Schaeffler Family History

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Schaeffler Name Meaning

South German (mostly Schäffler): occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Middle High German scheffel ‘bushel’.

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

Similar surnames: Scheffler, Schreffler, Schaffer, Schaufler, Schiffler, Schaefer

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Schaeffler Family Origin

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Schaeffler Family Occupations

What did your Schaeffler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schaeffler occupation in the USA was At Home. 11% of Schaeffler's were At Homes. At Home, Brick Mason and Drives Truck were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaeffler. A less common occupation for the Schaeffler family was House Builder.

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  • At Home

  • Brick Mason

  • Drives Truck

  • House Builder


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

Schaeffler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schaeffler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaeffler 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 795 immigration records available for the last name Schaeffler. 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 400 military records available for the last name Schaeffler. For the veterans among your Schaeffler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schaeffler Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaeffler lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Schaeffler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Schaeffler in 1953 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schaeffler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaeffler 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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