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Schelin Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name, probably from an unidentified place name element + the Swedish adjectival suffix -in, based on Latin -inius. German: variant spelling of Schellin.

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


Similar surnames: Sahlin, Schein, Helin, Sheline, Scheid, Schlein, Solin, Schelle

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Where is the Schelin family from?

You can see how Schelin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schelin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schelin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schelin family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Schelin's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Schelin families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schelin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schelin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schelin. 18% of Schelin men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Schelin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schelin were Laborer and Housework.

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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
    18%
  • Machinist
    18%
  • Painter
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Secretary
    22%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Housework
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schelin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schelin 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 Schelin. 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 231 military records available for the last name Schelin. For the veterans among your Schelin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schelin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schelin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Schelin in 1957 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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