Schelb Family History

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Schelb Name Meaning

German: nickname for a cross-eyed (or sometimes one-eyed) person, from Middle High German schelw(e) ‘one-eyed’, ‘squinting’.

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

Similar surnames: Schell, Scheib, Scheu, Schnell, Schaub, Schelp, Scholl, Sichel

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Schelb Family Origin

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Schelb Family Occupations

What did your Schelb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schelb family was Segar Maker. The most common Schelb occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 25% of Schelb's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schelb.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer

  • Keeps House

  • Segar Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schelb ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schelb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 836 census records available for the last name Schelb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schelb census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 200 immigration records available for the last name Schelb. 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 Card

There are 529 military records available for the last name Schelb. For the veterans among your Schelb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schelb Life Expectancy

What is the average Schelb lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schelb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Schelb in 1943 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schelb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schelb ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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