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Schier Name Meaning

North German: topographic name from scir ‘muddy water’, or a habitational name from places named with this word, for example Schier near Uelzen. South German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with skir- ‘clear’, ‘clean’.

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

Similar surnames: Schied, Schwier, Ascher, Schoer, Schwer, Scheer, Schieber, Schild

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Where is the Schier family from?

You can see how Schier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Schier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Schier families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Schier's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schier families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schier ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schier. 70% of Schier 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
  • Mauffr
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Schier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schier 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schier. 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 Schier. For the veterans among your Schier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schier lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Schier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schier in 1954 was 49, and 86 in 2004.

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