Schar Family History

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Schar Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name with scar(a) ‘army’ or ‘cutting weapon’ as the first element. South German (Schär): see Schaer. German: variant of Schaar 1.

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

Similar surnames: Schaar, Schur, Schor, Schaer, Scher, Schaab, Schad, Scharr, Schwer

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Schar Family Origin

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Schar Family Occupations

What did your Schar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schar family was Druggist. The most common Schar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Schar's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schar.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cooper

  • Druggist


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

Schar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schar 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schar. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schar. For the veterans among your Schar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schar Life Expectancy

What is the average Schar lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Schar in 1963 was 81, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schar 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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