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School Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a school or perhaps someone who taught in one.

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


Similar surnames: Schoor, Scholl, Schoof, Schou, Schooley, Schoop, Schaal, Schoch

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Where is the School family from?

You can see how School families moved over time by selecting different census years. The School family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most School families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 School families living in Alberta. This was about 67% of all the recorded School's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of School families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the School surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your School ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named School. 58% of School men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    58%
  • Student
    43%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name School. Like a window into their day-to-day life, School 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 756 immigration records available for the last name School. 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 38,000 military records available for the last name School. For the veterans among your School ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average School lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, School life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for School in 1950 was 42, and 57 in 2004.

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