Schemel Family History

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Schemel Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Schemmel. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schemel ‘stool’.

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

Similar surnames: Schimel, Schemmel, Schmelz, Shimel, Schermer, Scheel, Schomer, Scheer

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Schemel Family Origin

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Schemel Family Occupations

What did your Schemel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schemel family was Farmer. Assayer Of Ores, Bottler and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schemel. The most common Schemel occupation in the USA was Assayer Of Ores. 10% of Schemel's were Assayer Of Oress.

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  • Assayer Of Ores

  • Bottler

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Farmer


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

Schemel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schemel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schemel 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 693 immigration records available for the last name Schemel. 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 Schemel. For the veterans among your Schemel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schemel Life Expectancy

What is the average Schemel lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Schemel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Schemel in 1954 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schemel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schemel 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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