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Scherman Name Meaning

German (Schermann) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Scherer. Dutch: occupational name for a barber, shearer, or the like, from scheren ‘to shear’, ‘to clip or cut’ + man ‘man’.

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


Similar surnames: Sherman, Schulman, Scheiman, Ackerman, Schermer, Herman, Ockerman

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Where is the Scherman family from?

You can see how Scherman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scherman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Scherman families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 41 Scherman families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Scherman's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Scherman families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scherman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scherman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scherman. 14% of Scherman men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Scherman women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scherman were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Scherman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scherman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Scherman. 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 Cards

There are 950 military records available for the last name Scherman. For the veterans among your Scherman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scherman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Scherman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Scherman in 1955 was 46, and 85 in 2004.

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