Schelin Family History

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Schelin Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name, probably from an unidentified place name element + the Swedish adjectival suffix -in, based on Latin -inius. German: variant spelling of Schellin.

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


Similar surnames: Sahlin, Schein, Helin, Sheline, Scheid, Schlein, Solin, Schelle

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Schelin Family Origin

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Schelin Family Occupations

What did your Schelin ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schelin occupation in the USA was Tailor. 43% of Schelin's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Schelin family was Millinery. Tailor, Laborer and Mechanic were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schelin.

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  • Tailor

    43%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Mechanic

    14%
  • Millinery

    14%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schelin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schelin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schelin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schelin 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schelin. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schelin. For the veterans among your Schelin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schelin Life Expectancy

What is the average Schelin lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schelin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Schelin in 1957 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schelin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schelin 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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