Scheer Family History

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Scheer Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of shears and scissors, or a metonymic occupational name for a cutter (of cloth, hair, etc.), from Middle High German schere, Middle Dutch sc(h)erre ‘shears’. Jewish: variant of Scher.

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

Similar surnames: Scher, Scheper, Scheuer, Scherer, Schmeer, Schwer, Speer, Schenk

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Scheer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Scheer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Scheer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Scheer Family Origin

Where is the Scheer family from?

Scheer Family Occupations

What did your Scheer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Scheer family was Wagon Maker. The most common Scheer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Scheer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scheer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Wagon Maker


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

Scheer Historical Records

What Scheer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Scheer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheer 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Scheer. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Scheer. For the veterans among your Scheer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scheer Life Expectancy

What is the average Scheer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Scheer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Scheer in 1945 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scheer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scheer 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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