Schermer Family History

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Schermer Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name from Middle Low German schermere ‘fencer’, ‘street player’. Jewish (western Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; most likely, a variant of Schirmer.

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


Similar surnames: Schirmer, Scherber, Scherzer, Scherer, Scherger, Shermer, Scharmer

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Schermer Family Origin

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Schermer Family Occupations

What did your Schermer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schermer. 12% of Schermer men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Schermer women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schermer were Carpenter and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    4%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Schermer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schermer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schermer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schermer. 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 Schermer. For the veterans among your Schermer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schermer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schermer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Schermer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Schermer in 1956 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schermer

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