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Schiffler Name Meaning

North German: nickname or occupational name for someone who produced fertilizer by burning wild bushes from an agent noun derivative of the dialect word schiffeln. Compare Shiffler and Shipler .

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

Similar surnames: Schiffer, Scheffler, Schindler, Schaffter, Schaffer, Schaeffler

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Where is the Schiffler family from?

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

What did your Schiffler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schiffler. 30% of Schiffler men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Schiffler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schiffler were Fisherman and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schiffler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schiffler 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 436 immigration records available for the last name Schiffler. 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 707 military records available for the last name Schiffler. For the veterans among your Schiffler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schiffler lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schiffler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Schiffler in 1962 was 84, and 85 in 2004.

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