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Schreiber Name Meaning

German: status name and occupational name from Middle High German schrībære ‘clerk’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schreiber Yiddish shrayber ‘writer’ adopted as a translation of Hebrew Soffer ‘scribe’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Schreier, Schreiner, Scheiber, Scheiner, Schleifer, Scherber

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Where is the Schreiber family from?

You can see how Schreiber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schreiber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schreiber families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 27 Schreiber families living in Ontario. This was about 73% of all the recorded Schreiber's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schreiber families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schreiber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schreiber ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Schreiber. 79% of Schreiber men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Schreiber women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schreiber were Labourer and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Schreiber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schreiber 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 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Schreiber. 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 34,000 military records available for the last name Schreiber. For the veterans among your Schreiber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schreiber lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Schreiber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Schreiber in 1941 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

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