Schoen Family History

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Schoen Name Meaning

German (Schön): nickname for a handsome or pleasant man, from Middle High German schoene ‘fine’, ‘beautiful’; ‘refined’, ‘friendly’, ‘nice’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the same vocabulary word as in 1, in any of its senses. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker, from schoen ‘shoe’.

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

Similar surnames: Schoer, Schoon, Schorn, Schenk, Schott, Shoen, Schon, Scheer, Schoepp

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Schoen Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schoen name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schoen. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Schoen Family Origin

Where is the Schoen family from?

Schoen Family Occupations

What did your Schoen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schoen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Schoen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schoen family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schoen.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Schoen Historical Records

What Schoen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Schoen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schoen 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Schoen. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Schoen. For the veterans among your Schoen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schoen Life Expectancy

What is the average Schoen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Schoen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schoen in 1948 was 66, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schoen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schoen 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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