Schaffner Family History

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Schaffner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a steward or bailiff, variant of Schaffer 1.

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


Similar surnames: Schaffer, Schaffter, Schiffner, Schaffler, Schiffler, Shaffer

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Schaffner Family Origin

Where is the Schaffner family from?

Schaffner Family Occupations

What did your Schaffner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Schaffner occupation in Canada was Labourer. 50% of Schaffner's were Labourers. Labourer and School were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Schaffner.

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  • Labourer

    50%
  • School

    50%

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

Schaffner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schaffner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaffner 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schaffner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schaffner. For the veterans among your Schaffner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schaffner Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaffner lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Schaffner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schaffner in 1949 was 75, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schaffner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaffner 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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