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Schiller Name Meaning

German and Jewish (southern Ashkenazic): dialect variant of Schuler. German: nickname for someone with a squint, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schilhen, schiln ‘to squint’.

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

Similar surnames: Schaller, Scheller, Schuller, Schindler, Shiller, Schneller, Schilder

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Where is the Schiller family from?

You can see how Schiller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schiller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schiller families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 28 Schiller families living in Quebec. This was about 36% of all the recorded Schiller's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Schiller families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schiller surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schiller ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schiller. 80% of Schiller men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Schiller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schiller 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Schiller. 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 19,000 military records available for the last name Schiller. For the veterans among your Schiller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schiller lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Schiller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schiller in 1941 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

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