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Scheller Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a noisy person or one with a loud voice, from an inflected form of Middle High German schel ‘noisy’, ‘loud’.

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


Similar surnames: Schoeller, Schneller, Schaller, Schiller, Schell, Heller, Scheler

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Where is the Scheller family from?

You can see how Scheller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scheller families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Scheller families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Scheller's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Scheller families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scheller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scheller. 16% of Scheller men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Scheller women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheller were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Scheller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheller 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 Scheller. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Scheller. For the veterans among your Scheller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scheller lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Scheller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Scheller in 1951 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

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