Schiller Family History

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Schiller Name Meaning

German and Jewish (southern Ashkenazic): dialect variant of Schuler. German: nickname for someone with a squint, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schilhen, schiln ‘to squint’.

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

Similar surnames: Schaller, Scheller, Schuller, Schindler, Shiller, Schneller, Schilder

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Schiller Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schiller name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schiller. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Schiller Family Origin

Where is the Schiller family from?

Schiller Family Occupations

What did your Schiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schiller family was Tailor. The most common Schiller occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Schiller's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schiller.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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

Schiller Historical Records

What Schiller family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Schiller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schiller 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Schiller. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Schiller. For the veterans among your Schiller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schiller Life Expectancy

What is the average Schiller lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Schiller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schiller in 1941 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schiller

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schiller 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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