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Schramer Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Schrammer, an occupational name for a miner, from Middle High German schram ‘crevice in a rock’ + agent suffix -er.

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

Similar surnames: Schrader, Schreier, Schauer, Schomer, Schreyer, Schlager, Schrage

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Where is the Schramer family from?

You can see how Schramer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schramer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schramer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Schramer families living in Illinois. This was about 60% of all the recorded Schramer's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Schramer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schramer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schramer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schramer. 18% of Schramer men worked as a Truck Driver and 34% of Schramer women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schramer were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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

  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Typist
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schramer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schramer 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 236 immigration records available for the last name Schramer. 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 168 military records available for the last name Schramer. For the veterans among your Schramer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schramer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schramer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Schramer in 1957 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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