Scheid Family History

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Scheid Name Meaning

German: variant of Scheidt. German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German scheide, German Scheide ‘sheath (of a sword)’, applied as a German metonymic occupational name for someone who made scabbards or a Jewish ornamental name.

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

Similar surnames: Schein, Schneid, Schild, Scheidt, Schenk, Schlein, Scheck, Scherf

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Scheid Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Scheid name?

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


  • Norway


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Scheid Family Origin

Where is the Scheid family from?

Scheid Family Occupations

What did your Scheid ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scheid. The most common Scheid occupation in the USA was Laborer. 13% of Scheid's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Scheid family was Keeping House.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House


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

Scheid Historical Records

What Scheid family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Scheid. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheid 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Scheid. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Scheid. For the veterans among your Scheid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scheid Life Expectancy

What is the average Scheid lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Scheid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Scheid in 1953 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scheid

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scheid 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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