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Schopfer Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a shed, from Middle High German schopf ‘shed’.

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


Similar surnames: Schopper, Schopf, Schober, Scholer, Schaffer, Schriefer, Schrepfer

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Where is the Schopfer family from?

You can see how Schopfer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schopfer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Schopfer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 16 Schopfer families living in New Jersey. This was about 39% of all the recorded Schopfer's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Schopfer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schopfer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schopfer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schopfer. 40% of Schopfer men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Schopfer women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schopfer were Baker 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

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Insurance Broker
    9%
  • Baker
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Saleslady
    23%
  • Seamstress
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schopfer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schopfer 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 489 immigration records available for the last name Schopfer. 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 Schopfer. For the veterans among your Schopfer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schopfer lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Schopfer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Schopfer in 1959 was 63, and 83 in 2004.

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