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Scheiner Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone with a radiant face or personality, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schinan ‘to shine or radiate’. German: occupational name for a surveyor, from Middle High German schiner ‘person who issues a document (modern German Schein) or a certificate’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from an inflected form of Schein 2.

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


Similar surnames: Scheibner, Schreiner, Scheiber, Seiner, Schweiger, Scheider, Scheller

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Where is the Scheiner family from?

You can see how Scheiner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheiner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Scheiner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 24 Scheiner families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Scheiner's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Scheiner families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheiner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scheiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scheiner. 14% of Scheiner men worked as a Salesman and 22% of Scheiner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheiner were Manager and Laborer.

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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
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Scheiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheiner 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 Scheiner. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Scheiner. For the veterans among your Scheiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scheiner lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Scheiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Scheiner in 1954 was 26, and 81 in 2004.

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