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Schaab Family History

Schaab Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from Middle High German schabe ‘plane’, ‘scraper’. South German: habitational name from a place so called in Bohemia. Dutch: variant of Schaap.

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


Similar surnames: Schaal, Schaaf, Schaap, Schaar, Schwab, Schaub, Schaff, Schaul

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Where is the Schaab family from?

You can see how Schaab families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schaab family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schaab families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Schaab families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Schaab's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schaab families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schaab surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schaab ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schaab. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schaab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaab 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 832 immigration records available for the last name Schaab. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Schaab. For the veterans among your Schaab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schaab lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schaab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schaab in 1957 was 41, and 87 in 2004.

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