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Schelp Family History

Schelp Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone living near or working with reeds, from Middle Low German schelp ‘reed(s)’ (modern German Schilf).

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

Similar surnames: Schepp, Schlup, Schopp, Schlepp, Scholl, Scheid, Schelb, Schild

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Where is the Schelp family from?

You can see how Schelp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schelp family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schelp families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Schelp family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Schelp's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Schelp families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schelp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schelp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schelp. 44% of Schelp men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Schelp women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schelp were Bookkeeper and Teacher.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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What Schelp family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schelp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schelp 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 234 immigration records available for the last name Schelp. 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 311 military records available for the last name Schelp. For the veterans among your Schelp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schelp lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schelp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Schelp in 1963 was 74, and 84 in 2004.

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