Schaller Family History

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Schaller Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German schallære ‘braggart’, ‘orator’, ‘babbler’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a trumpeter or a shofar player, from an agent derivative of Yiddish shaln ‘to sound’.

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


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

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Schaller Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schaller name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schaller. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    39%

  • Germanic Europe

    20%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    16%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

  • Sweden

    4%

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Schaller Family Origin

Where is the Schaller family from?

Schaller Family Occupations

What did your Schaller ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schaller family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaller. The most common Schaller occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Schaller's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Tailor

    5%

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

Schaller Historical Records

What Schaller family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Schaller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schallercensus 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 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 Card

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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Schaller Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schaller

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaller 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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