Schiefen Family History

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Schiefen Name Meaning

German: probably a topographic name from a place called Schiefenbusch or Schiefendorf, denoting an irregular plot or field (German schief, Low German scheef ‘slanted’, ‘bent’, ‘crooked’).

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

Similar surnames: Schiefer, Schieve, Schriefer, Schierer, Schaefer, Schiffer, Schimmer

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Schiefen Family Origin

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Schiefen Family Occupations

What did your Schiefen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schiefen occupation in the USA was Tavern Keeper. 100% of Schiefen's were Tavern Keepers.

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  • Tavern Keeper


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Schiefen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 765 census records available for the last name Schiefen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schiefen 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 85 immigration records available for the last name Schiefen. 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 197 military records available for the last name Schiefen. For the veterans among your Schiefen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schiefen Life Expectancy

What is the average Schiefen lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Schiefen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schiefen in 1966 was 88, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schiefen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schiefen 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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