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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’. Germanized form of Czech Šiller (see Siller ) or Czech and Croatian Šiler (see Siler ) or of their Czech variant Šilar all of German origin. Germanized form of Slovenian Šiler (see Siler ) and also of its cognate Šilar. Compare Shiller .

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


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

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Where is the Schiller family from?

You can see how Schiller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schiller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schiller families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Schiller families living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Schiller's in USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Schiller families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schiller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schiller. 13% of Schiller men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Schiller women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schiller were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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