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Schoer Family History

Schoer Name Meaning

North German (Schöer): occupational name for a shoemaker, from Middle Low German scho ‘shoe’ + agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Schoen, Scher, Schomer, Schoor, Scheer, Scholer, Schorr, Schober

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Where is the Schoer family from?

You can see how Schoer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schoer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Schoer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Schoer families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Schoer's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Schoer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schoer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schoer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schoer. 21% of Schoer men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Schoer women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schoer were Farmer and Operator.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Operator
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Farmer
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Typist
    23%
  • Operator
    23%
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What Schoer family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schoer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schoer 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 647 immigration records available for the last name Schoer. 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 428 military records available for the last name Schoer. For the veterans among your Schoer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schoer lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Schoer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Schoer in 1961 was 57, and 87 in 2004.

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