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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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Schild Family Origin

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Schild Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schild family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schild. The most common Schild occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Schild's were Farmers.

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Schild Historical Records

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Schild Life Expectancy

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Famous Schild Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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