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Schrade Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a skinny person, from Middle Low German schrade ‘thin’, ‘wretched’, ‘scrawny’ (see also Schrage).

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


Similar surnames: Schrage, Schrader, Schnake, Schrad, Schmude, Schade, Schramm, Shrode

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Where is the Schrade family from?

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

What did your Schrade ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schrade. 35% of Schrade men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Schrade women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schrade were Farm Laborer and House Work.

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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
    35%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    30%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Maid
    20%
  • House Work
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schrade. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schrade 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 694 immigration records available for the last name Schrade. 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 873 military records available for the last name Schrade. For the veterans among your Schrade ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schrade lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schrade life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schrade in 1957 was 56, and 94 in 2004.

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