Scherer Family History

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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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Scherer Family Origin

Where is the Scherer family from?

Scherer Family Occupations

What did your Scherer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Scherer occupation in Canada was Cooper. 33% of Scherer's were Coopers. Cooper and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Scherer. A less common occupation for the Scherer family was Telegraph Operator.

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  • Cooper

  • Laborer

  • Telegraph Operator


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

Scherer Historical Records

What Scherer family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Scherer Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scherer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scherer 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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