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Schield Name Meaning

Of German or Swiss German origin: possibly a variant or an Americanized form of Schild.

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

Similar surnames: Schiele, Schild, Schieve, Schilly, Schiel, Schmied, Schoell, Schier

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Where is the Schield family from?

You can see how Schield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schield family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schield families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schield family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Schield's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Schield families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schield surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schield. 32% of Schield men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Schield women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schield were Clerk and Housework.

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Clerk
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schield 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 381 immigration records available for the last name Schield. 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 299 military records available for the last name Schield. For the veterans among your Schield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schield lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Schield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Schield in 1964 was 76, and 75 in 2004.

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