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Schild Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker or painter of shields, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schilt ‘shield’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schild ‘shield’, ‘(house) sign’, applied either as an ornamental name or as a habitational name for someone who lived in a house distinguished by a sign. Compare Rothschild and Schwarzschild.

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


Similar surnames: Schiff, Schilder, Schied, Scheid, Scholl, Shield, Schall, Schalk

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Schild Family Origin

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Schild Family Occupations

What did your Schild ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schild family was Keeping House. The most common Schild occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Schild's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schild.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Schild Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schild. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schild 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schild. 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 Schild. For the veterans among your Schild ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schild Life Expectancy

What is the average Schild lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Schild life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schild in 1949 was 35, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schild

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schild 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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