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Schramm Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic nickname for a person with a scar, from Middle High German schram(me), German Schramme, Yiddish shram ‘scar’.

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

Similar surnames: Schrage, Schraub, Schrank, Schatz, Schwarm, Schaum, Ramm, Schwamb

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Where is the Schramm family from?

You can see how Schramm families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schramm family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schramm families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Schramm families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Schramm's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Schramm families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schramm surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schramm ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schramm. 14% of Schramm men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Schramm women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schramm were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Schramm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schramm 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Schramm. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Schramm. For the veterans among your Schramm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schramm lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schramm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schramm in 1944 was 21, and 76 in 2004.

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