Schei Family History

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Schei Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of twenty or more farmsteads so named, from Old Norse as skeið ‘horse race’, ‘race’, ‘run’. Dutch: nickname for someone of sturdy build or a clumsy person, from Middle Dutch scheye ‘wedge’,‘piece of split wood’. Dutch: from Middle Dutch scheiden, scheien ‘to divide or split’, presumably a topographic name for someone who lived by a fork in a road, river, or the like.

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

Similar surnames: Schein, Scher, Chew, Scheid, Schley, Schenk, Scheib, Schied, Schlei

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Schei Family Origin

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Schei Family Occupations

What did your Schei ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Carman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Schei. A less common occupation for the Schei family was Laborer. The most common Schei occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Schei's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carman

  • Laborer


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Schei Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schei. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schei 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 598 immigration records available for the last name Schei. 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 543 military records available for the last name Schei. For the veterans among your Schei ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schei Life Expectancy

What is the average Schei lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schei life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schei in 1957 was 54, and 88 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schei 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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