Scherb Family History

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Scherb Name Meaning

Southern German: metonymic occupational name for a potter, from scherbe ‘pot’, ‘potsherd’.

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


Similar surnames: Scher, Scheck, Scherf, Schenk, Scheid, Schaab, Schur, Schepp, Ascher

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Scherb Family Origin

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Scherb Family Occupations

What did your Scherb ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Baker and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scherb. A less common occupation for the Scherb family was Carpenter. The most common Scherb occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Scherb's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Baker

    13%
  • Cooper

    13%
  • Carpenter

    7%

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

Scherb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Scherb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scherb 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Scherb. 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 Scherb. For the veterans among your Scherb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scherb Life Expectancy

What is the average Scherb lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Scherb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Scherb in 1961 was 44, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scherb

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scherb 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.

Famous Scherb Family

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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