Schnabel Family History

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Schnabel Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a gossip or a glutton, from Middle High German snabel, German Schnabel ‘beak’, ‘mouth’.

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

Similar surnames: Schabel, Schnall, Schnake, Schenkel, Schlager, Schimmel, Schlafer

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Schnabel Family Origin

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Schnabel Family Occupations

What did your Schnabel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schnabel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Schnabel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schnabel family was Day Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schnabel.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Day Laborer


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Schnabel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Schnabel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schnabel 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Schnabel. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Schnabel. For the veterans among your Schnabel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schnabel Life Expectancy

What is the average Schnabel lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Schnabel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Schnabel in 1949 was 41, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schnabel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schnabel 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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