Schnitzer Family History

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Schnitzer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a woodworker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German snitzen, German schnitzen ‘to cut or carve’.

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


Similar surnames: Schmitzer, Schwitzer, Schnitzler, Schweitzer, Schlitter, Scherzer

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Schnitzer Family Origin

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Schnitzer Family Occupations

What did your Schnitzer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schnitzer. The most common Schnitzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Schnitzer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schnitzer family was Brewer.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Brewer

    4%

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

Schnitzer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schnitzer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schnitzer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schnitzer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schnitzer. For the veterans among your Schnitzer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schnitzer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schnitzer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Schnitzer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Schnitzer in 1951 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schnitzer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schnitzer 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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