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Schilling Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German schillinc, Middle Low German schillink, German Schilling ‘shilling’. The German surname may have referred originally to a rent or fee owed, or have some other anecdotal origin, now irrecoverable. The Jewish surname is mainly ornamental. German: habitational name from Schilling in Bavaria or from places called Schillingen in the Rhineland and East Prussia.

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


Similar surnames: Schelling, Shilling, Schillinger, Helling, Schlein, Schillig

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Schilling Family Origin

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Schilling Family Occupations

What did your Schilling ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Schilling occupation in Canada was Farmer. 57% of Schilling's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Loco Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schilling. A less common occupation for the Schilling family was Miller.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Loco Engineer

    14%
  • Miller

    14%

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

Schilling Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Schilling Life Expectancy

What is the average Schilling lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Schilling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schilling in 1942 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schilling 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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