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Scheider Family History

Scheider Name Meaning

occupational name for an arbitrator or judge, from Middle High German scheiden ‘to decide’ (see Scheideman). variant of Scheidt, the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant.

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


Similar surnames: Scheidler, Scheiber, Scheiner, Schneider, Scheurer, Heider, Schrider

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Where is the Scheider family from?

You can see how Scheider families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheider family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Scheider families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 45 Scheider families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Scheider's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Scheider families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheider surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scheider ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scheider. 26% of Scheider men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Scheider women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheider were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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
    26%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Scheider. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheider 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 Scheider. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Scheider. For the veterans among your Scheider ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scheider lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Scheider life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Scheider in 1956 was 53, and 71 in 2004.

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