Schneier Family History

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Schneier Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from a place called Schney, to the south of Coburg. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Shneyer, ultimately derived from Latin senior.

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

Similar surnames: Schneider, Schreier, Scheier, Schneid, Schnier, Schnee, Schleifer

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Schneier Family Origin

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Schneier Family Occupations

What did your Schneier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schneier family was Shoe Maker. Engineer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schneier. The most common Schneier occupation in the USA was Engineer. 20% of Schneier's were Engineers.

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  • Engineer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Shoe Maker


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

Schneier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schneier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schneier 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 Schneier. 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 513 military records available for the last name Schneier. For the veterans among your Schneier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schneier Life Expectancy

What is the average Schneier lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Schneier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Schneier in 1955 was 57, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schneier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schneier 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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