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Schrage Name Meaning

German: nickname for a tall, thin person, from Middle High German schrage ‘rack’, ‘stand’, or from the same word in Middle Low German meaning ‘scrawny’. German: from Middle High German, Middle Low German schrage ‘slanting’, by extension used to refer to a market stall with crossed legs, hence an occupational name for a carpenter or a stallholder. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Shrage, meaning ‘candle’ in Aramaic.

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


Similar surnames: Schrade, Schraub, Schrank, Schnake, Schrag, Schrager, Schlager

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Where is the Schrage family from?

You can see how Schrage families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schrage family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Schrage families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 42 Schrage families living in Missouri. This was about 23% of all the recorded Schrage's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Schrage families in 1880.
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What did your Schrage ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schrage. 21% of Schrage men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Schrage women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schrage were Farm Operator and Saleslady.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Saleslady
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schrage. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schrage. For the veterans among your Schrage ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schrage lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Schrage life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Schrage in 1952 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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