Scheu Family History

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Scheu Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a modest or shy person, from Middle High German schiuhe, schiuwe ‘shyness’ or ‘aversion’.

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

Similar surnames: Scher, Schaub, Schei, Schell, Schoen, Schlei, Schemm, Scheib, Schur

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Scheu Family Origin

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Scheu Family Occupations

What did your Scheu ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Scheu family was Tailor. The most common Scheu occupation in the USA was Farmer. 12% of Scheu's were Farmers. Farmer, Malster and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scheu.

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  • Farmer

  • Malster

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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

Scheu Historical Records

What Scheu family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Scheu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheu 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Scheu. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Scheu. For the veterans among your Scheu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scheu Life Expectancy

What is the average Scheu lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Scheu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Scheu in 1946 was 46, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scheu

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scheu 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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