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Schoenbeck Family History

Schoenbeck Name Meaning

North German (Schönbeck): topographic name from Middle Low German schone ‘beautiful’ + beke ‘creek’, or a habitational name from any of numerous places named Schönbeck or Schönebeck. It is also found as a Jewish name, in some cases ornamental rather than habitational. Belgian: habitational name from places in Belgium named Schoenbeek in Limburg, or Schoonbeek in West Flanders.

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


Similar surnames: Schoeneck, Schoenberg, Schoenrock, Schoenfeld, Seebeck, Schwanbeck

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Where is the Schoenbeck family from?

You can see how Schoenbeck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schoenbeck family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Schoenbeck families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Schoenbeck families living in Illinois. This was about 26% of all the recorded Schoenbeck's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Schoenbeck families in 1880.
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What did your Schoenbeck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schoenbeck. 36% of Schoenbeck men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Schoenbeck women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schoenbeck were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
    36%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Typist
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 380 immigration records available for the last name Schoenbeck. 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 925 military records available for the last name Schoenbeck. For the veterans among your Schoenbeck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schoenbeck lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schoenbeck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Schoenbeck in 1963 was 79, and 64 in 2004.

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