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Scher Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German schere, Middle Low German schere, Middle Dutch sceere, Yiddish sher ‘scissors’, ‘shears’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of scissors or shears, or for a barber, cloth cutter or possibly a sheep shearer.

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


Similar surnames: Scheer, Scherf, Ascher, Schur, Schwer, Seher, Speer, Sucher, Stier

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Where is the Scher family from?

You can see how Scher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Scher families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 18 Scher families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Scher's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Scher families in 1911.
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What did your Scher ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Instituteur were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Scher. .

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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
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Instituteur
    100%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Scher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scher 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Scher. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Scher. For the veterans among your Scher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scher lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Scher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Scher in 1951 was 67, and 85 in 2004.

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