Scher Family History

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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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Scher Family Origin

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Scher Family Occupations

What did your Scher ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Tailor

    9%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cooper

    5%

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

Scher Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Scher Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scher 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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