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Scheib Family History

Scheib Name Meaning

German:: variant of Scheibe nickname for a person afflicted with some deformity from Middle High German schief ‘crooked awry’. Compare Scheff .

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


Similar surnames: Schein, Schelb, Scheid, Schei, Scheibe, Scherf, Streib, Scheu, Schaub

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Where is the Scheib family from?

You can see how Scheib families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheib family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Scheib families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Scheib family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Scheib's in USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Scheib families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheib surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scheib ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scheib. 20% of Scheib men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Scheib women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheib were Clerk and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    17%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Scheib. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheib 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 Scheib. 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 Scheib. For the veterans among your Scheib ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scheib lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Scheib life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Scheib in 1941 was 40, and 83 in 2004.

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