Schilder Family History

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Schilder Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a shield maker or painter, from Middle High German schilt ‘shield’ + the agent suffix -er. Compare Schild. Dutch (de Schilder): occupational name for a painter of shields, a decorative painter, or a gilder, Middle Dutch schildere.

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


Similar surnames: Schild, Schipper, Schiller, Schuler, Schiffer, Schindler, Schieber

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Schilder Family Origin

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Schilder Family Occupations

What did your Schilder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schilder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Schilder's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schilder family was Keeping House. Farmer, Retail Grocer and Buying & Shipping Of Country Produce were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schilder.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Retail Grocer

    22%
  • Buying & Shipping Of Country Produce

    11%
  • Keeping House

    11%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schilder ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schilder Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schilder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schilder 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schilder. 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 Schilder. For the veterans among your Schilder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schilder Life Expectancy

What is the average Schilder lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schilder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schilder in 1963 was 70, and 90 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schilder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schilder ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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