Schnaufer Family History

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Schnaufer Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone who has difficulty breathing, from Middle High German snufer ‘someone who pants or puffs’.

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

Similar surnames: Schaufler, Schlafer, Schauder, Schaefer, Schauer, Scharrer, Schaffer

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Schnaufer Family Origin

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Schnaufer Family Occupations

What did your Schnaufer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schnaufer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Schnaufer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schnaufer family was Butcher. Farmer, Teamster and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schnaufer.

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  • Farmer

  • Teamster

  • Brewer

  • Butcher


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

Schnaufer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schnaufer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schnaufer 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 410 immigration records available for the last name Schnaufer. 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 355 military records available for the last name Schnaufer. For the veterans among your Schnaufer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schnaufer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schnaufer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Schnaufer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Schnaufer in 1955 was 55, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schnaufer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schnaufer 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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