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Schoemaker Family History

Schoemaker Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a shoemaker Middle Dutch scoemaker(e). This surname is also found in Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Schomaker, Shoemaker, Schoeppner, Schwemmer, Schenker, Schoettler

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Where is the Schoemaker family from?

You can see how Schoemaker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schoemaker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schoemaker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 32 Schoemaker families living in Michigan. This was about 16% of all the recorded Schoemaker's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Schoemaker families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schoemaker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schoemaker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schoemaker. 29% of Schoemaker men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Schoemaker women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schoemaker were Manager and Saleslady. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schoemaker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schoemaker 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 934 immigration records available for the last name Schoemaker. 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 488 military records available for the last name Schoemaker. For the veterans among your Schoemaker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schoemaker lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schoemaker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Schoemaker in 1963 was 82, and 76 in 2004.

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