Scheel Family History

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Scheel Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: nickname from Middle Low German schele, Dutch sche(e)le ‘squinting’, ‘with a squint’.

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

Similar surnames: Scheer, Schell, Scholl, Schleef, Scheele, Schaal, Scher, Schepp

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Scheel Family Origin

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Scheel Family Occupations

What did your Scheel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Fancy Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Scheel. 31% of Scheel men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Scheel women worked as a Fancy Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheel were Engineer and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Blacker
  • Buffing
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Fancy Work
  • Income

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Scheel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Scheel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheel 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Scheel. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Scheel. For the veterans among your Scheel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scheel Life Expectancy

What is the average Scheel lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Scheel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Scheel in 1943 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scheel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scheel 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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