Schirmer Family History

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Schirmer Name Meaning

occupational name, from Middle High German schirmer ‘fencing master’, ‘street player’ (see Schermer 1). (Saxony): habitational name for someone from Schirma near Freiberg.

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

Similar surnames: Schermer, Scharrer, Scherzer, Schimmer, Schieber, Schiffer, Scherer

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Schirmer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schirmer name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Schirmer Family Origin

Where is the Schirmer family from?

Schirmer Family Occupations

What did your Schirmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schirmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Schirmer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schirmer family was Boarding House. Farmer, Carpenter and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schirmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Tailor

  • Boarding House


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

Schirmer Historical Records

What Schirmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Schirmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schirmer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Schirmer. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Schirmer. For the veterans among your Schirmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schirmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schirmer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Schirmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schirmer in 1946 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schirmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schirmer 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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