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Scherrer Name Meaning

German: variant of Scherer . Swiss German: occupational name for a barber especially the health related part of that profession.

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


Similar surnames: Schearer, Sherrer, Scherger, Schermer, Scherr, Scheerer, Scheirer

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Where is the Scherrer family from?

You can see how Scherrer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scherrer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scherrer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Scherrer families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Scherrer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Scherrer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scherrer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scherrer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scherrer. 14% of Scherrer men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Scherrer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scherrer were Salesman and Clerk. .

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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%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    21%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Scherrer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scherrer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Scherrer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Scherrer. For the veterans among your Scherrer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scherrer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Scherrer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Scherrer in 1950 was 50, and 83 in 2004.

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