Scharer Family History

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Scharer Name Meaning

German (Schärer): variant of Scherer.

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

Similar surnames: Schearer, Schaerer, Schorer, Schaer, Scharmer, Schager, Schairer

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Scharer Family Origin

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Scharer Family Occupations

What did your Scharer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scharer. The most common Scharer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Scharer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Scharer family was Barber.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brick Mason

  • Barber


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

Scharer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Scharer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scharer 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 Scharer. 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 872 military records available for the last name Scharer. For the veterans among your Scharer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scharer Life Expectancy

What is the average Scharer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Scharer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Scharer in 1954 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scharer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scharer 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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