Scherman Family History

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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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Scherman Family Origin

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Scherman Family Occupations

What did your Scherman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Scherman family was Carpenter. The most common Scherman occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Scherman's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scherman.

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  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • Keeps House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

Scherman Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Scherman Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scherman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scherman 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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