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Schreier Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a town crier, or nickname for a noisy individual, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schri(e)n ‘to shout’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schreier, Yiddish shrayer ‘shouter’; a nickname for a noisy person, or, possibly, an occupational name for a person whose duty it was to summon Jews to public worship.

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


Similar surnames: Schreyer, Schreiber, Schreiner, Scheiner, Schleifer, Schaefer

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Where is the Schreier family from?

You can see how Schreier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schreier family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schreier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schreier family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Schreier's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Schreier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schreier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schreier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schreier. 19% of Schreier men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Schreier women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schreier were Proprietor and Housewife.

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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
    19%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Proprietor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    14%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Schreier. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Schreier. For the veterans among your Schreier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schreier lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Schreier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schreier in 1941 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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