Schaal Family History

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Schaal Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Schaala in Thuringia (so named from scalaha ‘dirty water’) or Lake Schaal on the Schaale river near Ratzeburg. German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for someone who made dishes (for scales), vessels for drinking, etc., from Middle Low German, Dutch schale ‘dish’.

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

Similar surnames: Schaul, Schaap, Schaab, Schaaf, Schaar, Staal, Schmal, Schall, Scholl

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Schaal Family Origin

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Schaal Family Occupations

What did your Schaal ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Schaal. 60% of Schaal men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Schaal women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schaal were Merchant and Sewing Derenky

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Finisher
  • Merchant

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Sewing Derenky

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Schaal Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Schaal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaal 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schaal. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Schaal. For the veterans among your Schaal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schaal Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaal lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schaal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schaal in 1944 was 20, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schaal

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaal 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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