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Schild Family History

Schild Name Meaning

German and Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker or painter of shields, from Middle High German, Middle Dutch schilt ‘shield’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schild ‘shield’, ‘(house) sign’, applied either as an ornamental name or as a habitational name for someone who lived in a house distinguished by a sign. Compare Rothschild and Schwarzschild.

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


Similar surnames: Schiff, Schilder, Schied, Scheid, Scholl, Shield, Schall, Schalk

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Where is the Schild family from?

You can see how Schild families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schild family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schild families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Schild families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 88% of all the recorded Schild's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Schild families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schild surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schild ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schild. 19% of Schild men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Schild women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schild were Machinist and Saleslady.

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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
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Schild. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schild 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Schild. 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 Schild. For the veterans among your Schild ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schild lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Schild life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schild in 1949 was 35, and 85 in 2004.

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