Schaer Family History

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Schaer Name Meaning

South German (also Schär): variant of Scherer.

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

Similar surnames: Schar, Scharer, Schwer, Scharr, Schraer, Schager, Schier, Schmer

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Schaer Family Origin

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Schaer Family Occupations

What did your Schaer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaer. The most common Schaer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Schaer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schaer family was Cabinet Mk..

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Cabinet Mk.


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

Schaer Historical Records

What Schaer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schaer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Schaer

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schaer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schaer. For the veterans among your Schaer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schaer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schaer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Schaer in 1962 was 76, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schaer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaer 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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