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Schaap Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Middle Low German, Dutch schap ‘sheep’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a sheep in some way, or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a sheep. Compare Schaaf.

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


Similar surnames: Schaaf, Schaal, Schaar, Schaab, Schamp, Schaul, Schwan, Schaub

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Where is the Schaap family from?

You can see how Schaap families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schaap family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Schaap families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Schaap family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Schaap's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schaap families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schaap surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schaap ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schaap. 26% of Schaap men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Schaap women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schaap were Salesman and Bookkeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farm Operator
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    28%
  • Housewife
    19%
  • Cans Pickler
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schaap. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaap 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Schaap. 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 778 military records available for the last name Schaap. For the veterans among your Schaap ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schaap lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Schaap life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Schaap in 1961 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

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