Scherz Family History

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Scherz Name Meaning

German and Jewish: variant spelling of Schertz.

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

Similar surnames: Scherr, Schmelz, Scherf, Schertz, Scher, Scherff, Schulz, Schwer

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Scherz Family Origin

Where is the Scherz family from?

Scherz Family Occupations

What did your Scherz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Scherz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Scherz's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Scherz family was Carpet Weaver. Farmer, Tailor and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scherz.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Carpenter

  • Carpet Weaver


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

Scherz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Scherz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scherz 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 812 immigration records available for the last name Scherz. 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 Scherz. For the veterans among your Scherz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scherz Life Expectancy

What is the average Scherz lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Scherz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Scherz in 1953 was 52, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scherz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scherz 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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