Schroeder Family History

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Schroeder Name Meaning

North German (Schröder): occupational name for a cloth cutter or tailor, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German schroden, schraden ‘to cut’. The same term was occasionally used to denote a gristmiller as well as a shoemaker, whose work included cutting leather, and also a drayman, one who delivered beer and wine in bulk to customers; in some instances the surname may have been acquired in either of these senses. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

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


Similar surnames: Schroder, Schneider, Schriever, Schrieber, Schreier, Schaefer

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Schroeder Family Origin

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Schroeder Family Occupations

What did your Schroeder ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Schroeder Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Schroeder Life Expectancy

What is the average Schroeder lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Schroeder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schroeder in 1940 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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