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Scheid Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary (between two valleys etc.) or crossroads Middle High German scheide. German: habitational name from any of various places called Scheidt Scheiden. 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 artificial name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Scheid family from?

You can see how Scheid families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheid family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Scheid families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Scheid families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Scheid's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Scheid families in 1840.
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What did your Scheid ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scheid. 18% of Scheid men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Scheid women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheid 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Secretary
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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