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Schomer Name Meaning

German (mostly Schömer; Bavarian): nickname for an offensive person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German schemen ‘to insult’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Hebrew shomer ‘watchman’.

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


Similar surnames: Schoemer, Scholer, Schoer, Schumer, Schober, Schorr, Schlomer

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Where is the Schomer family from?

You can see how Schomer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schomer family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schomer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Schomer families living in British Columbia. This was about 86% of all the recorded Schomer's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Schomer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schomer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schomer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schomer. 22% of Schomer men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Schomer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schomer were Proprietor and Maid.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schomer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schomer 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 561 immigration records available for the last name Schomer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schomer. For the veterans among your Schomer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schomer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Schomer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Schomer in 1954 was 44, and 68 in 2004.

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