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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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Where is the Schaar family from?

You can see how Schaar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schaar family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schaar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Schaar family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Schaar's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schaar families in 1911.
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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. 22% of Schaar men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Schaar women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schaar were Salesman and New Worker.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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