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Schoonmaker Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Schoenmaker or alternatively of the North German cognate Schomaker under American Dutch influence in New Netherland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Schumaker, Schumacker, Shoemake, Shomaker, Shoemaker, Schoemaker

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Where is the Schoonmaker family from?

You can see how Schoonmaker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schoonmaker family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schoonmaker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 159 Schoonmaker families living in New York. This was about 94% of all the recorded Schoonmaker's in USA. New York had the highest population of Schoonmaker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schoonmaker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schoonmaker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schoonmaker. 16% of Schoonmaker men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Schoonmaker women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schoonmaker were Carpenter and Secretary. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Schoonmaker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schoonmaker 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schoonmaker. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Schoonmaker. For the veterans among your Schoonmaker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schoonmaker lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Schoonmaker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schoonmaker in 1941 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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