Schey Name Meaning

South German: variant of Scheu. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Shay(e), a pet form of Yeshaye ‘Isaiah’.

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


Similar surnames: Scher, Schor, Schwer, Schur, Scheid, Che, Schley, Scheck, Schut

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Schey Family Origin

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Schey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Clothing Store

    5%

In 1880, the most common Schey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Schey's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schey family was Clothing Store. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schey.

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Schey Historical Records

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Schey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Schey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schey in 1958 was 67, and 90 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schey

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