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Scheerer Name Meaning

German: variant of Scherer .

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

Similar surnames: Scherer, Scheurer, Schierer, Scheper, Schmeer, Scheiner, Schiefer

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Where is the Scheerer family from?

You can see how Scheerer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheerer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Scheerer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Scheerer family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Scheerer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Scheerer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheerer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scheerer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scheerer. 25% of Scheerer men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Scheerer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheerer were Baker and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Baker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Scheerer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheerer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Scheerer. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Scheerer. For the veterans among your Scheerer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scheerer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Scheerer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Scheerer in 1955 was 51, and 81 in 2004.

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