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Schager Name Meaning

German (Rhineland) and Austrian: occupational name for a sawyer, variant of Sager 2. This form is typical of the Gottschee area, an Austrian settlement in Slovenia.

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


Similar surnames: Schauer, Schaber, Schrager, Schaper, Scharer, Schaer, Schaner

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Where is the Schager family from?

You can see how Schager families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schager family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schager families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Schager families living in Alberta. This was about 80% of all the recorded Schager's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Schager families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schager surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schager ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schager. 24% of Schager men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Schager women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schager were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
    24%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Painter
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    40%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schager. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schager 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 514 immigration records available for the last name Schager. 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 221 military records available for the last name Schager. For the veterans among your Schager ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schager lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schager life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schager in 1962 was 71, and 60 in 2004.

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