Schaar Family History

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Schaar Name Meaning

German: from Scarius, from a short form of a Germanic compound name formed with skar- ‘army’, ‘cutting weapon’ as the first element, which in the Middle Ages provided a nickname for someone working on a team due to a feudal obligation and also a metonymic occupational name for someone working with plowshares. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a shearer, knife grinder, or tailor, from schaar, plural scharen ‘shears’. Dutch (Van der Schaar): topographic name from schare, schaar ‘bank’, ‘dike’.

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

Similar surnames: Schaap, Schar, Schaaf, Schaal, Haar, Schaab, Schalk, Schatz, Claar

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Schaar Family Origin

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Schaar Family Occupations

What did your Schaar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schaar. 12% of Schaar men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Schaar women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schaar were Truck Driver and House Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • House Work

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

Schaar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schaar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaar 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schaar. 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 Schaar. For the veterans among your Schaar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schaar Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaar lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Schaar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Schaar in 1956 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaar 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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