Scheer Family History

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Scheer Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of shears and scissors, or a metonymic occupational name for a cutter (of cloth, hair, etc.), from Middle High German schere, Middle Dutch sc(h)erre ‘shears’. Jewish: variant of Scher.

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

Similar surnames: Scher, Scheper, Scheuer, Scherer, Schmeer, Schwer, Speer, Schenk

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Scheer Family Origin

Where is the Scheer family from?

Scheer Family Occupations

What did your Scheer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Scheer. 80% of Scheer men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Gardener

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

Scheer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Scheer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheer 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Scheer. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Scheer. For the veterans among your Scheer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scheer Life Expectancy

What is the average Scheer lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Scheer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Scheer in 1945 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scheer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scheer 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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