Schuh Family History

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Schuh Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a maker or repairer of shoes, from Middle High German schuoch, German Schuh ‘shoe’; sometimes from a house name.

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

Similar surnames: Schur, Schut, Schul, Schuth, Schule, Schaul, Schuff, Schach, Schutz

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Schuh Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schuh name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Schuh. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Schuh Family Origin

Where is the Schuh family from?

Schuh Family Occupations

What did your Schuh ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clerk and Store Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Schuh. The most common Schuh occupation in Canada was Clerk. 50% of Schuh's were Clerks.

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  • Clerk

  • Store Keeper


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Schuh ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Schuh Historical Records

What Schuh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Schuh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schuh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schuh. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Schuh. For the veterans among your Schuh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schuh Life Expectancy

What is the average Schuh lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Schuh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Schuh in 1946 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schuh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schuh ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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