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Schein Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German schin, German Schein ‘a shining’, ‘brightness’, hence a German nickname for someone with a radiant personality or possibly for someone living in a sunny location, or a Jewish ornamental name. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schoen 2, from Yiddish sheyn, central Yiddish shayn.

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


Similar surnames: Scheid, Shein, Schlein, Schwan, Stein, Schwein, Schoen, Scheib, Schei

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Where is the Schein family from?

You can see how Schein families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schein family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Schein families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 37 Schein families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Schein's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Schein families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schein surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schein ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schein. 19% of Schein men worked as a Salesman and 12% of Schein women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schein were Laborer 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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Lawyer
    6%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schein 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Schein. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Schein. For the veterans among your Schein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schein lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Schein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schein in 1952 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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