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Schelp Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone living near or working with reeds, from Middle Low German schelp ‘reed(s)’ (modern German Schilf).

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

Similar surnames: Schepp, Schlup, Schopp, Schlepp, Scholl, Scheid, Schelb, Schild

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Schelp Family Origin

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Schelp Family Occupations

What did your Schelp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schelp family was Clerk. Farmer, Wagon Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schelp. The most common Schelp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Schelp's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Wagon Maker

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk


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

Schelp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schelp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schelp 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 234 immigration records available for the last name Schelp. 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 311 military records available for the last name Schelp. For the veterans among your Schelp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schelp Life Expectancy

What is the average Schelp lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schelp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Schelp in 1963 was 74, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schelp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schelp 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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