Schave Family History

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Schave Name Meaning

Dutch: derivative of Dutch schouwen ‘to inspect’, hence an occupational name for an inspector of weights and measures in a market. Compare Shaver. North German variant of Schaab 1.

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

Similar surnames: Shaver, Schade, Schake, Schalk, Schaal, Schrage, Schaab, Shave

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Schave Family Origin

Where is the Schave family from?

Schave Family Occupations

What did your Schave ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Coal Miner and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schave. A less common occupation for the Schave family was Keeping House. The most common Schave occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Schave's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Schave Historical Records

What Schave family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schave. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schave 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 141 immigration records available for the last name Schave. 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 662 military records available for the last name Schave. For the veterans among your Schave ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schave Life Expectancy

What is the average Schave lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Schave in 1963 was 70, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schave

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schave 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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