Schoon Family History

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Schoon Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: nickname from Middle Low German schone, Middle Dutch scoon ‘beautiful’. Compare Schoen.

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

Similar surnames: Schoen, Schoof, Scholl, Shoop, Schoor, Schock, Schorn, Schorr, Schwan

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Schoon Family Origin

Where is the Schoon family from?

Schoon Family Occupations

What did your Schoon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schoon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Schoon's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schoon family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Brickmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schoon.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Brickmaker

  • Butcher


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

Schoon Historical Records

What Schoon family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schoon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schoon 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schoon. 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 907 military records available for the last name Schoon. For the veterans among your Schoon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schoon Life Expectancy

What is the average Schoon lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Schoon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Schoon in 1961 was 62, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schoon

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schoon 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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