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Schnee Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schnee ‘snow’ Middle High German snē snēw a nickname for someone with white hair or an exceptionally pale complexion. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). The Jewish name is mainly artificial. German: habitational name from any of several places in Lower Saxony and Westphalia named Schnee.

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


Similar surnames: Schlee, Schnepf, Schneid, Schwer, Schoen, Schneck, Schnell, Schneier

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Where is the Schnee family from?

You can see how Schnee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schnee family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schnee families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Schnee families living in Indiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Schnee's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Schnee families in 1840.
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What did your Schnee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schnee. 15% of Schnee men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Schnee women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schnee were Clerk and At Home. .

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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
    15%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • At Home
    10%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Schnee lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Schnee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Schnee in 1947 was 44, and 82 in 2004.

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