Scheffler Family History

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Scheffler Name Meaning

South German (Bavaria): occupational name for a cooper, from an agent derivative of Schäffl, a diminutive of the southern dialect term Schaff ‘tub’, ‘barrel’.

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

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

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Scheffler Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Scheffler name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Scheffler. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Scheffler Family Origin

Where is the Scheffler family from?

Scheffler Family Occupations

What did your Scheffler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Scheffler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Scheffler's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Scheffler family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scheffler.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker

  • Carpenter


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

Scheffler Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Scheffler Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scheffler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scheffler 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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