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Schriver Family History

Schriver Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Schriever, a variant spelling of Schriefer 1.

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


Similar surnames: Schrider, Schriner, Shriver, Schreyer, Schriber, Schramer, Schryer

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Where is the Schriver family from?

You can see how Schriver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schriver family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schriver families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 39 Schriver families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 70% of all the recorded Schriver's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Schriver families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schriver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schriver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schriver. 17% of Schriver men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Schriver women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schriver were Clerk and New Worker.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Waitress
    13%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • New Worker
    11%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Schriver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schriver 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 834 immigration records available for the last name Schriver. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Schriver. For the veterans among your Schriver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schriver lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Schriver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Schriver in 1955 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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