Schoenfeld Family History

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Schoenfeld Name Meaning

German (Schönfeld): habitational name from any of numerous places named Schönfeld, from Middle High German schoen ‘beautiful’ + velt ‘open country’, ‘field’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name composed of German schön ‘beautiful’ + Feld ‘field’.

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

Similar surnames: Schoenwald, Sommerfeld, Schoenbeck, Steinfeld, Kornfeld, Ehrenfeld

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Schoenfeld Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schoenfeld name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Schoenfeld Family Origin

Where is the Schoenfeld family from?

Schoenfeld Family Occupations

What did your Schoenfeld ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schoenfeld occupation in the USA was Farmer. 9% of Schoenfeld's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schoenfeld family was Merchant. Farmer, Baker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schoenfeld.

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  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Laborer

  • Merchant


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

Schoenfeld Historical Records

What Schoenfeld family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Schoenfeld. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schoenfeld 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Schoenfeld. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Schoenfeld. For the veterans among your Schoenfeld ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schoenfeld Life Expectancy

What is the average Schoenfeld lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schoenfeld life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Schoenfeld in 1943 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schoenfeld

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schoenfeld 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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