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Schmoker Family History

Schmoker Name Meaning

North German (Schmöker): from Low German smöker ‘smoker’ a metonymic occupational name for a charcoal burner.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Schmeer, Schomaker, Schoer, Schmotzer, Scholer, Schomer, Schenker

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Where is the Schmoker family from?

You can see how Schmoker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schmoker family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Schmoker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Schmoker family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Schmoker's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Schmoker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schmoker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schmoker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schmoker. 36% of Schmoker men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Schmoker women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schmoker were Farm Laborer and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Driver
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Saleslady
    20%
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What Schmoker family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schmoker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schmoker 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 238 immigration records available for the last name Schmoker. 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 377 military records available for the last name Schmoker. For the veterans among your Schmoker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schmoker lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schmoker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Schmoker in 1957 was 68, and 84 in 2004.

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