Shindledecker Family History

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Shindledecker Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schindeldecker, an occupational name for a roofer, composed of Middle High German schindel ‘shingle’, ‘wooden tile’ + an agent derivative of decken ‘to cover (a building)’, ‘to roof’.

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

Similar surnames: Shingledecker, Shiverdecker, Schindler, Spindler, Handwerker

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Shindledecker Family Origin

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Shindledecker Family Occupations

What did your Shindledecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shindledecker. A less common occupation for the Shindledecker family was Keeping House. The most common Shindledecker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Shindledecker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House


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Shindledecker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shindledecker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shindledecker 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 24 immigration records available for the last name Shindledecker. 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 515 military records available for the last name Shindledecker. For the veterans among your Shindledecker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shindledecker Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shindledecker 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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