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Schaeffler Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic from southern Germany and the former Habsburg Empire; Schäffler): occupational name for a cooper from Bavarian German Schäffler (compare 1 above). South German (Schäffler): occupational name for a cooper from an agent derivative of Middle High German scheffel ‘bushel’. Compare Schaffler and Scheffler .

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


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

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Where is the Schaeffler family from?

You can see how Schaeffler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schaeffler family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Schaeffler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Schaeffler families living in New York. This was about 41% of all the recorded Schaeffler's in USA. New York had the highest population of Schaeffler families in 1880.
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What did your Schaeffler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schaeffler. 20% of Schaeffler men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Schaeffler women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schaeffler were Janitor 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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Janitor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    34%
  • Waitress
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%
  • Housewife
    23%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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