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Scheu Family History

Scheu Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a modest or shy person, from Middle High German schiuhe, schiuwe ‘shyness’ or ‘aversion’.

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


Similar surnames: Scher, Schaub, Schei, Schell, Schoen, Schlei, Schemm, Scheib, Schur

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Where is the Scheu family from?

You can see how Scheu families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scheu family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Scheu families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Scheu families living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Scheu's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Scheu families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scheu surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scheu ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scheu. 60% of Scheu men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Scheu women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scheu were Machinist and Telephone Operator.

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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
    60%
  • Machinist
    40%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Dressmaker
    50%
  • Telephone Operator
    50%
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What Scheu family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Scheu. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scheu 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 Scheu. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Scheu. For the veterans among your Scheu ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scheu lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Scheu life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Scheu in 1946 was 46, and 85 in 2004.

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