Schemm Family History

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Schemm Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German scheme, schem ‘mask’, ‘shadow’, perhaps a nickname for someone who was considered mysterious.

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

Similar surnames: Schein, Schamp, Schramm, Scherf, Scheid, Schaum, Scheu, Schelb

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Schemm Family Origin

Where is the Schemm family from?

Schemm Family Occupations

What did your Schemm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schemm family was Keeping House. The most common Schemm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Schemm's were Farmers. Farmer, Brewer and Clothing Clk were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schemm.

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  • Farmer

  • Brewer

  • Clothing Clk

  • Keeping House


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

Schemm Historical Records

What Schemm family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schemm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schemm 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 257 immigration records available for the last name Schemm. 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 863 military records available for the last name Schemm. For the veterans among your Schemm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schemm Life Expectancy

What is the average Schemm lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Schemm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Schemm in 1945 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schemm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schemm 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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