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Schumann Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a shoemaker, from Middle High German schuoch ‘shoe’ + man ‘man’, German Schuh + Mann.

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


Similar surnames: Schuchmann, Scheumann, Schulman, Heumann, Schiemann, Buchmann, Ehmann

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Where is the Schumann family from?

You can see how Schumann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schumann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Schumann families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 122 Schumann families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Schumann's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Schumann families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schumann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schumann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schumann. 16% of Schumann men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Schumann women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schumann were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Schumann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schumann 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Schumann. 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 Schumann. For the veterans among your Schumann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schumann lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schumann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Schumann in 1944 was 23, and 79 in 2004.

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