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Schomaker Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a shoemaker from Middle Low German scho ‘shoe’ + an agent derivative of maken ‘to make’. This surname is also found in the Netherlands. Compare Schoonmaker .

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

Similar surnames: Schoemaker, Schoer, Schomer, Schmoker, Schumacher, Schrader

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Where is the Schomaker family from?

You can see how Schomaker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schomaker family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schomaker families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schomaker family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Schomaker's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Schomaker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schomaker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schomaker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schomaker. 24% of Schomaker men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Schomaker women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schomaker 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
  • Salesman
  • Farm Proprietor
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schomaker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schomaker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schomaker. 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 919 military records available for the last name Schomaker. For the veterans among your Schomaker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schomaker lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Schomaker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Schomaker in 1960 was 57, and 67 in 2004.

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