Schirm Family History

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Schirm Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German schirm ‘shield’, ‘defense’, hence a metonymic form of Schirmer 1.

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

Similar surnames: Schild, Schick, Schiff, Schurz, Scharf, Schorr, Schemm, Schaum

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Schirm Family Origin

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Schirm Family Occupations

What did your Schirm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schirm family was Gunsmith. Farmer, Tailor and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schirm. The most common Schirm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Schirm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Tailor

  • Brick Mason

  • Gunsmith


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

Schirm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schirm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schirm 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 512 immigration records available for the last name Schirm. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schirm. For the veterans among your Schirm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schirm Life Expectancy

What is the average Schirm lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Schirm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Schirm in 1961 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schirm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schirm 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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