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Schriever Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: occupational name for a scribe or clerk from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch Middle Low German schrīven ‘to write’. Compare German Schreiber .

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

Similar surnames: Schrieber, Schriefer, Schroeder, Scriver, Schreyer, Schiefer

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Where is the Schriever family from?

You can see how Schriever families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schriever family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schriever families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Schriever family living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Schriever's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schriever families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schriever surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schriever ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schriever. 30% of Schriever men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Schriever women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schriever were Clerk and Tailoress. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Tailoress
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Schriever lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Schriever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schriever in 1956 was 46, and 72 in 2004.

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