Schreiber Family History

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Schreiber Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a clerk, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schriben ‘to write’ (via Old High German from Latin scribere). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schreiber, Yiddish shrayber ‘writer’, adopted as a translation of Hebrew Soffer ‘scribe’.

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

Similar surnames: Schreier, Schreiner, Scheiber, Scheiner, Schleifer, Scherber

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Schreiber Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schreiber name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schreiber. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Schreiber Family Origin

Where is the Schreiber family from?

Schreiber Family Occupations

What did your Schreiber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schreiber. A less common occupation for the Schreiber family was Carpenter. The most common Schreiber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Schreiber's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schreiber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schreiber Historical Records

What Schreiber family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Schreiber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schreiber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Schreiber. 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 Card

There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Schreiber. For the veterans among your Schreiber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schreiber Life Expectancy

What is the average Schreiber lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Schreiber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Schreiber in 1941 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schreiber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schreiber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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