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Schermerhorn Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from a place so named in the area of the Schermermeer of northern Holland.

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


Similar surnames: Schellhorn, Stellhorn, Schemenauer, Hirschhorn, Schoenborn, Scherzer

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Where is the Schermerhorn family from?

You can see how Schermerhorn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schermerhorn family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schermerhorn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 111 Schermerhorn families living in New York. This was about 98% of all the recorded Schermerhorn's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Schermerhorn families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schermerhorn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schermerhorn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schermerhorn. 14% of Schermerhorn men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Schermerhorn women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schermerhorn were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schermerhorn. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Schermerhorn. For the veterans among your Schermerhorn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schermerhorn lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Schermerhorn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Schermerhorn in 1953 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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