Schuster Family History

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Schuster Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker or repairer of shoes, Middle High German schuochsutære (a compound of schuoch ‘shoe’ + sutære ‘one who sews’), German Schuster, Yiddish shuster.

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

Similar surnames: Shuster, Schutter, Schuler, Schetter, Huster, Schissel, Schurter

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Schuster Family Origin

Where is the Schuster family from?

Schuster Family Occupations

What did your Schuster ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schuster. The most common Schuster occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Schuster's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schuster family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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

Schuster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schuster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schuster 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schuster. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schuster. For the veterans among your Schuster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schuster Life Expectancy

What is the average Schuster lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schuster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schuster in 1943 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schuster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schuster 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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