Schnake Family History

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Schnake Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a small or annoying person, from Middle High German snake ‘midge’, ‘gnat’. North German: nickname for a sly, stealthy, or malicious person, from Middle Low German snake ‘snake’.

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

Similar surnames: Schrage, Schwake, Schnack, Schrade, Schnarr, Schnee, Schnabel

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Schnake Family Origin

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Schnake Family Occupations

What did your Schnake ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Lawyer and Telegraph Editor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schnake. A less common occupation for the Schnake family was Engineer In F. Mill. The most common Schnake occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Schnake's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Lawyer

  • Telegraph Editor

  • Engineer In F. Mill


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

Schnake Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schnake. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schnake 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 259 immigration records available for the last name Schnake. 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 428 military records available for the last name Schnake. For the veterans among your Schnake ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schnake Life Expectancy

What is the average Schnake lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Schnake life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Schnake in 1953 was 47, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schnake

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schnake 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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