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Schena Family History

Schena Name Meaning

Italian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Scatena, Siena, Schmenk, Chea, Schenk, Schanz, Saxena, Schank, Achen

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Where is the Schena family from?

You can see how Schena families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schena family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Schena families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Schena families living in Missouri. This was 100% of all the recorded Schena's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Schena families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schena surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schena ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stitcher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schena. 36% of Schena men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Schena women worked as a Stitcher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schena were Barber and Marker. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Miner Lesser
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stitcher
  • Housework
  • Packer
  • Marker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schena. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schena 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schena. 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 462 military records available for the last name Schena. For the veterans among your Schena ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schena lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Schena life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schena in 1955 was 61, and 64 in 2004.

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