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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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Where is the Scheer family from?

You can see how Scheer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scheer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Scheer families living in Alberta. This was about 81% of all the recorded Scheer's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Scheer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and 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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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    80%
  • Gardener
    20%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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