Schauer Family History

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Schauer Name Meaning

German and Austrian: occupational name for an official inspector, for example the official overseer of a market, from Middle High German schouwer, an agent derivative of schouwen ‘to inspect’.

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

Similar surnames: Scheuer, Schader, Schaber, Schauder, Schaefer, Schomer, Schaufler

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Schauer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schauer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schauer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Schauer Family Origin

Where is the Schauer family from?

Schauer Family Occupations

What did your Schauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schauer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Schauer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schauer family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schauer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Tailor

  • Keeping House


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

Schauer Historical Records

What Schauer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Schauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schauer 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Schauer. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Schauer. For the veterans among your Schauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schauer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schauer lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Schauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schauer in 1947 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schauer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schauer 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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