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Schertz Family History

Schertz Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a jester or a nickname for a facetious person, from Middle High German scherz, German Scherz ‘amusement’, ‘game’, ‘jest’.

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

Similar surnames: Schartz, Schatz, Schmeltz, Scher, Scherf, Schwartz, Schmutz, Scherer

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Where is the Schertz family from?

You can see how Schertz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schertz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schertz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Schertz families living in Quebec. This was about 42% of all the recorded Schertz's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Schertz families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schertz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schertz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schertz. 45% of Schertz men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Schertz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schertz were Truck Driver and Nurse.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Operator
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schertz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schertz 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schertz. 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 702 military records available for the last name Schertz. For the veterans among your Schertz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schertz lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Schertz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schertz in 1956 was 47, and 85 in 2004.

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