Schelling Family History

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Schelling Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schilling. Dutch: nickname from scellinc ‘shilling’, perhaps for someone who owed a shilling in feudal dues. Swiss German: nickname for a farmer known for his stud horse, from Middle High German schel ‘stallion’.

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

Similar surnames: Schilling, Shilling, Helling, Scherling, Sterling, Scheller

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Schelling Family Origin

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Schelling Family Occupations

What did your Schelling ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schelling family was Keeping House. The most common Schelling occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Schelling's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schelling.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Keeping House


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

Schelling Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Schelling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schelling 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Schelling. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schelling. For the veterans among your Schelling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schelling Life Expectancy

What is the average Schelling lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Schelling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Schelling in 1951 was 34, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schelling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schelling 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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