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Schaller Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German schallære ‘braggart orator babbler’. It is also found in Czechia. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from an agent derivative of German schallen ‘to sound’ one of the surnames based on the German vocabulary words that were randomly assigned by Austrian clerks to Jews of the Habsburg Empire. Germanized form of Slovenian Žalar (see Zalar ) and of its variant Žaler.

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


Similar surnames: Schiller, Schadler, Scheller, Schaffer, Schaefer, Schuller, Scharrer

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Where is the Schaller family from?

You can see how Schaller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schaller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schaller families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Schaller families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Schaller's in USA. New York had the highest population of Schaller families in 1840.
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What did your Schaller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schaller. 13% of Schaller men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Schaller women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schaller were Machinist and Housework. .

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housework
    5%
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Schaller. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Schaller. For the veterans among your Schaller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schaller lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Schaller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Schaller in 1953 was 54, and 74 in 2004.

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