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Schiefer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a roofer from Middle High German schiver ‘splinter (stone or wood)’ Middle Low German schiver ‘slate shingle’ German Schiefer ‘slate’. German (Lower Rhine): variant of Schaefer .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Schiffer, Schaefer, Schriefer, Scheuer, Schiefen, Schieber, Schleifer

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Where is the Schiefer family from?

You can see how Schiefer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schiefer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Schiefer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Schiefer families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Schiefer's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Schiefer families in 1911.
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What did your Schiefer ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Schiefer. 100% of Schiefer men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schiefer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schiefer 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 Schiefer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Schiefer. For the veterans among your Schiefer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schiefer lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Schiefer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Schiefer in 1950 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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