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Schiel Name Meaning

North German: variant of Scheel.

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

Similar surnames: Schiele, Schier, Schiek, Schimel, Scheel, Schield, Schisel, Schinkel

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Where is the Schiel family from?

You can see how Schiel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schiel family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Schiel families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Schiel families living in Iowa. This was about 21% of all the recorded Schiel's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Schiel families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schiel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schiel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schiel. 20% of Schiel men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Schiel women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schiel were Machinist and Seamstress.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housework
  • Seamstress
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What Schiel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schiel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schiel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 969 immigration records available for the last name Schiel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schiel. For the veterans among your Schiel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schiel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schiel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Schiel in 1963 was 79, and 82 in 2004.

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