Schearer Family History

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Schearer Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Schärer, a variant of Scherer.

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

Similar surnames: Scherrer, Scharer, Scheirer, Scheerer, Scherer, Schaerer, Schnare

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Schearer Family Origin

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Schearer Family Occupations

What did your Schearer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schearer family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schearer. The most common Schearer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Schearer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Coal Miner


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

Schearer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schearer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schearer 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 197 immigration records available for the last name Schearer. 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 360 military records available for the last name Schearer. For the veterans among your Schearer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schearer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schearer lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schearer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Schearer in 1963 was 69, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schearer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schearer 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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