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Schaul Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from Middle Dutch scholle, schulle, Middle Low German schulle, Middle High German schülle ‘plaice’, either a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or seller of these fish, or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a plaice. Compare Scholl 2. Dutch and German: nickname for a short, thickset person, from Middle Dutch, Middle High German scholle ‘clod of earth’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the personal name Schaul (see Saul).

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


Similar surnames: Schaal, Schaum, Schall, Schaub, Schul, Schur, Schatz, Schaaf, Schuh

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Where is the Schaul family from?

You can see how Schaul families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schaul family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Schaul families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Schaul families living in Lancashire. This was about 57% of all the recorded Schaul's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Schaul families in 1891.
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What did your Schaul ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schaul. 30% of Schaul men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Schaul women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schaul were Clerk and Secretary.

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Secretary
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schaul. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaul 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 700 immigration records available for the last name Schaul. 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 366 military records available for the last name Schaul. For the veterans among your Schaul ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schaul lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schaul life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Schaul in 1957 was 72, and 70 in 2004.

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