Schnier Family History

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Schnier Name Meaning

North German: variant of Schneider. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from southern Yiddish shnir ‘cord’, ‘rope’ (see Schnur).

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

Similar surnames: Scheier, Schneier, Schnur, Schwier, Schnider, Shier, Schier, Scherer

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Schnier Family Origin

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Schnier Family Occupations

What did your Schnier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schnier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Schnier's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schnier family was Horse Shoeer. Farmer, Black Smith and Cabinet Packer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schnier.

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  • Farmer

  • Black Smith

  • Cabinet Packer

  • Horse Shoeer


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

Schnier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schnier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schnier 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 633 immigration records available for the last name Schnier. 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 659 military records available for the last name Schnier. For the veterans among your Schnier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schnier Life Expectancy

What is the average Schnier lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Schnier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schnier in 1947 was 49, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schnier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schnier 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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