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Schoen Name Meaning

German (Schön): nickname for a handsome or pleasant man, from Middle High German schoene ‘fine’, ‘beautiful’; ‘refined’, ‘friendly’, ‘nice’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the same vocabulary word as in 1, in any of its senses. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a shoemaker, from schoen ‘shoe’.

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


Similar surnames: Schoer, Schoon, Schorn, Schenk, Schott, Shoen, Schon, Scheer, Schoepp

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Where is the Schoen family from?

You can see how Schoen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schoen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schoen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 17 Schoen families living in Ontario. This was about 74% of all the recorded Schoen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schoen families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schoen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schoen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schoen. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Schoen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schoen 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Schoen. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Schoen. For the veterans among your Schoen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schoen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Schoen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schoen in 1948 was 66, and 77 in 2004.

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