Schaap Family History

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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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Schaap Family Origin

Where is the Schaap family from?

Schaap Family Occupations

What did your Schaap ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schaap family was Druggist. Farmer, Farming and Dentist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schaap. The most common Schaap occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Schaap's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Dentist

  • Druggist


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

Schaap Historical Records

What Schaap family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Schaap Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schaap

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaap 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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