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Schirmacher Name Meaning

German: occupational name for someone who makes harnesses and bridles for horses from Middle High German (ge)schirre ‘harness’ + macher ‘maker’.

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


Similar surnames: Schumacher, Stellmacher, Schirmer, Hamacher, Schwemmer, Mohrbacher

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Where is the Schirmacher family from?

You can see how Schirmacher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schirmacher family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Schirmacher families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 2 Schirmacher families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Schirmacher's in USA. New York had the highest population of Schirmacher families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schirmacher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schirmacher ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schirmacher. 20% of Schirmacher men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Schirmacher women worked as a Cook. .

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    100%
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What Schirmacher family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schirmacher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schirmacher 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 449 immigration records available for the last name Schirmacher. 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 884 military records available for the last name Schirmacher. For the veterans among your Schirmacher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schirmacher lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2003, in the United States, Schirmacher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schirmacher in 1947 was 45, and 93 in 2003.

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