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Schrader Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a tailor, Middle Low German schrader. Compare German Schroeder.

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


Similar surnames: Schrade, Schroder, Schramer, Schrider, Schroeder, Schuder, Schrage

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Where is the Schrader family from?

You can see how Schrader families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schrader family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schrader families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Schrader families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 64% of all the recorded Schrader's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Schrader families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schrader surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schrader ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schrader. 18% of Schrader men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Schrader women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schrader were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Teacher
    6%
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Census Records

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Schrader. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schrader 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Schrader. 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 23,000 military records available for the last name Schrader. For the veterans among your Schrader ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schrader lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schrader life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schrader in 1943 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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