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Scherer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a sheep-shearer or someone who used scissors to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from German Scherer, Yiddish sherer, agent derivatives of Middle High German scheren ‘to shear’.

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


Similar surnames: Scherzer, Scheuer, Scherber, Scheer, Scheler, Scheerer, Scheurer

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Where is the Scherer family from?

You can see how Scherer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scherer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scherer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 32 Scherer families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Scherer's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Scherer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scherer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scherer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Scherer. 82% of Scherer men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    82%
  • Salesman
    19%
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Scherer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scherer 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Scherer. 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 22,000 military records available for the last name Scherer. For the veterans among your Scherer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scherer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Scherer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Scherer in 1943 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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