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Scheffler Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a cooper from an agent derivative of Middle High German scheffel ‘bushel’. Compare Schaeffler . South German: status name from Early New High German scheffeler status name for a bailiff see Schaffner . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schaeffler a cognate of 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Schaeffler, Scheffel, Schiffler, Sheffler, Schaffer, Schaufler

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Where is the Scheffler family from?

You can see how Scheffler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheffler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Scheffler families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 85 Scheffler families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Scheffler's in USA. New York had the highest population of Scheffler families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheffler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scheffler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scheffler. 19% of Scheffler men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Scheffler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheffler were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Scheffler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheffler 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Scheffler. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Scheffler. For the veterans among your Scheffler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scheffler lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Scheffler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Scheffler in 1945 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

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