Schmer Family History

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Schmer Name Meaning

German: variant of Schmeer.

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

Similar surnames: Schwer, Scheer, Sohmer, Schaer, Schmier, Shier, Scher, Schoer

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Schmer Family Origin

Where is the Schmer family from?

Schmer Family Occupations

What did your Schmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schmer family was Farming. The most common Schmer occupation in the USA was Brewer. 17% of Schmer's were Brewers. Brewer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schmer.

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  • Brewer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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

Schmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schmer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schmer. For the veterans among your Schmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schmer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Schmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schmer in 1954 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schmer 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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