Schield Family History

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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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Schield Family Origin

Where is the Schield family from?

Schield Family Occupations

What did your Schield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Coal Miner and Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schield. The most common Schield occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 20% of Schield's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Schield family was Dress Maker.

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  • Keeping House

  • Coal Miner

  • Cutter

  • Dress Maker


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

Schield Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Schield Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schield 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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