Schiffman Family History

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Schiffman Name Meaning

German (Schiffmann): occupational name for a shipman (see Schiffer). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schiff ‘ship’ + Mann ‘man’, an ornamental name or possibly denoting someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a ship.

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

Similar surnames: Schiff, Schiffer, Shiffman, Schutzman, Schlotman, Schatzman, Schulman

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Schiffman Family Origin

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Schiffman Family Occupations

What did your Schiffman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schiffman family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Schiffman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Schiffman's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Barber Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schiffman.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Barber Store

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Schiffman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Schiffman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schiffman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schiffman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schiffman. For the veterans among your Schiffman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schiffman Life Expectancy

What is the average Schiffman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Schiffman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Schiffman in 1948 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schiffman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schiffman 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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