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Scherzer Name Meaning

German (also Austria) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a jester or a nickname for a facetious person from an agent derivative of Middle High German scherz German Scherz ‘amusement game jest’. In part it is a Gottscheerish (i.e. Gottschee German) surname originating from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola Slovenia (see Kocevar ; see also 3 below). Compare Shertzer . Swiss German: habitational name for someone from a place called Scherz in Switzerland. Germanized form of Slovenian Šercer itself of German origin (see 1 above) possibly used as a German translation of Slovenian Šega (see Sega ).

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


Similar surnames: Scherer, Scherber, Scheiner, Schermer, Herzer, Scharrer, Scherger

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Where is the Scherzer family from?

You can see how Scherzer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scherzer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Scherzer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 18 Scherzer families living in New Jersey. This was about 24% of all the recorded Scherzer's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Scherzer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scherzer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scherzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scherzer. 15% of Scherzer men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Scherzer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scherzer were Furrier and Finisher. .

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Knitter
    7%
  • Furrier
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • None
    25%
  • Finisher
    25%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Scherzer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Scherzer. For the veterans among your Scherzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scherzer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Scherzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Scherzer in 1957 was 37, and 84 in 2004.

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