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Schreyer Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Schreier. Dutch (de Schreyer): occupational name for a town crier, or nickname for a noisy individual, from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch schreien ‘to cry’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Schreier.

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

Similar surnames: Schreier, Schrey, Schryer, Schriever, Schaefer, Schleyer, Scheer

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Where is the Schreyer family from?

You can see how Schreyer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schreyer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schreyer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Schreyer families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Schreyer's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Schreyer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schreyer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schreyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schreyer. 17% of Schreyer men worked as a Salesman and 24% of Schreyer women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schreyer were At Home 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

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Mechanic
  • At Home

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • New Worker
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schreyer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schreyer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schreyer. 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 Schreyer. For the veterans among your Schreyer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schreyer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Schreyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schreyer in 1949 was 64, and 89 in 2004.

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