Schiffman Family History

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Schiffman Name Meaning

German (Schiffmann): occupational name for a shipman (see Schiffer). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schiff ‘ship’ + Mann ‘man’, an ornamental name or possibly denoting someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a ship.

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

Similar surnames: Schiff, Schiffer, Shiffman, Schutzman, Schlotman, Schatzman, Schulman

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Schiffman Family Origin

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Schiffman Family Occupations

What did your Schiffman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schiffman. 23% of Schiffman men worked as a Salesman and 14% of Schiffman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schiffman were Manager and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Schiffman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Schiffman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schiffman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schiffman. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Schiffman. For the veterans among your Schiffman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schiffman Life Expectancy

What is the average Schiffman lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Schiffman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Schiffman in 1948 was 48, and 80 in 2004.

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