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Schoor Name Meaning

from a topographic name for someone who lived on the coast or shore of a body of water, from Middle Low German schor(e) ‘shore’, ‘coast’, ‘coastal land’. Variant of Schohr, from Low German schor ‘sheared wool’, hence perhaps an occupational name for a sheep shearer or a seller of raw wool.

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

Similar surnames: Schorr, Schoof, Schoer, Schnoor, School, Scholl, Schott, Schor, Schur

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Where is the Schoor family from?

You can see how Schoor families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schoor family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Schoor families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Schoor families living in Illinois. This was about 47% of all the recorded Schoor's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Schoor families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schoor surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schoor ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schoor. 25% of Schoor men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Schoor women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schoor were Butcher and Stenographer.

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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
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
  • Salesgirl
  • Laborer
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schoor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schoor 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schoor. 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 433 military records available for the last name Schoor. For the veterans among your Schoor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schoor lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Schoor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Schoor in 1964 was 78, and 83 in 2004.

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