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Schelb Family History

Schelb Name Meaning

German: nickname for a cross-eyed (or sometimes one-eyed) person, from Middle High German schelw(e) ‘one-eyed’, ‘squinting’.

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

Similar surnames: Schell, Scheib, Scheu, Schnell, Schaub, Schelp, Scholl, Sichel

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Where is the Schelb family from?

You can see how Schelb families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schelb family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schelb families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Schelb family living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Schelb's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Schelb families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schelb surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schelb ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Schelb. 60% of Schelb 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • House Painter
  • Office Worker
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What Schelb family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 836 census records available for the last name Schelb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schelb 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 200 immigration records available for the last name Schelb. 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 529 military records available for the last name Schelb. For the veterans among your Schelb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schelb lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schelb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Schelb in 1943 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

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