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Schechter Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name, from Yiddish shekhter ‘ritual slaughterer’ (an agent derivative of shekhtn, of which the stem is from Hebrew shachat ‘to slaughter’).

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


Similar surnames: Schochet, Schlachter, Shechter, Schachter, Scheiner, Scherzer

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Schechter Family Origin

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Schechter Family Occupations

What did your Schechter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schechter. A less common occupation for the Schechter family was Laberer. The most common Schechter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Schechter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Laberer

    11%

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

Schechter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schechter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schechter 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schechter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schechter. For the veterans among your Schechter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schechter Life Expectancy

What is the average Schechter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schechter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schechter in 1944 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schechter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schechter 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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