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Schar Family History

Schar Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name with scar(a) ‘army’ or ‘cutting weapon’ as the first element. South German (Schär): see Schaer. German: variant of Schaar 1.

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

Similar surnames: Schaar, Schur, Schor, Schaer, Scher, Schaab, Schad, Scharr, Schwer

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Where is the Schar family from?

You can see how Schar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schar family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Schar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Schar families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Schar's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schar families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schar. 27% of Schar men worked as a Farmer and 32% of Schar women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schar were Proprietor and Servant.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schar 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 Schar. 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 Schar. For the veterans among your Schar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schar lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Schar in 1963 was 81, and 73 in 2004.

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