Schindel Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Schindel Name Meaning

German (southern and eastern) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for someone who made or laid roof tiles, from Middle High German schindel, German Schindel ‘shingle’, ‘wooden tile’. South German: habitational name from places named Schindel or Schindeln in Baden.

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

Similar surnames: Schindler, Sindel, Schiedel, Schissel, Spindel, Schimmel, Schiefer

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Schindel Family Origin

Where is the Schindel family from?

Schindel Family Occupations

What did your Schindel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Retired Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schindel. A less common occupation for the Schindel family was Leather Dealer. The most common Schindel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Schindel's were Farmers.

View Census data for Schindel | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Retired Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Leather Dealer


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

Schindel Historical Records

What Schindel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schindel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schindel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Schindel

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schindel. 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.

View all Schindel immigration records

Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Schindel. For the veterans among your Schindel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Schindel military records

You've only scratched the surface of Schindel family history.

Schindel Life Expectancy

What is the average Schindel lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Schindel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Schindel in 1951 was 51, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schindel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schindel 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.

Famous Schindel Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name