Scherr Family History

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Scherr Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Scherer.

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

Similar surnames: Scherer, Schorr, Scherz, Scherf, Scheer, Scher, Scharr, Schear, Sher

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Scherr Family Origin

Where is the Scherr family from?

Scherr Family Occupations

What did your Scherr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Jeweler were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scherr. The most common Scherr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Scherr's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Scherr family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Jeweler

  • Keeping House


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

Scherr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Scherr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scherr 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Scherr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Scherr. For the veterans among your Scherr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scherr Life Expectancy

What is the average Scherr lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Scherr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Scherr in 1953 was 51, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scherr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scherr 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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