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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Scher Family Origin

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Scher Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Tailor

    9%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cooper

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Scher family was Cooper. Farmer, Tailor and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scher. The most common Scher occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Scher's were Farmers.

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Scher Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scher

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