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Scheidt Family History

Scheidt Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a boundary or crossroads, Middle High German scheit, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Scheid, Schneid, Schmidt, Schlitt, Schei, Scheibe, Schardt, Schlick

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Where is the Scheidt family from?

You can see how Scheidt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheidt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Scheidt families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 65 Scheidt families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Scheidt's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Scheidt families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheidt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scheidt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scheidt. 16% of Scheidt men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Scheidt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheidt were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Seamstress
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Scheidt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheidt 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 Scheidt. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Scheidt. For the veterans among your Scheidt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scheidt lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Scheidt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Scheidt in 1941 was 53, and 81 in 2004.

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