Schmeer Family History

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Schmeer Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for someone who sold fat, from Middle High German, Middle Low German smer ‘grease’, ‘fat’.

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

Similar surnames: Scheer, Schiefer, Scholer, Scheerer, Schleyer, Scheper, Scheler

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Schmeer Family Origin

Where is the Schmeer family from?

Schmeer Family Occupations

What did your Schmeer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schmeer family was Confectioner. Blacksmith, Box Manufacturer and Clerk In Collector Office were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmeer. The most common Schmeer occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 10% of Schmeer's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Box Manufacturer

  • Clerk In Collector Office

  • Confectioner


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

Schmeer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schmeer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmeer 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 535 immigration records available for the last name Schmeer. 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 565 military records available for the last name Schmeer. For the veterans among your Schmeer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schmeer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmeer lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Schmeer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Schmeer in 1953 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmeer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmeer 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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