Schuster Family History

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Schuster Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a maker or repairer of shoes, Middle High German schuochsutære (a compound of schuoch ‘shoe’ + sutære ‘one who sews’), German Schuster, Yiddish shuster.

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

Similar surnames: Shuster, Schutter, Schuler, Schetter, Huster, Schissel, Schurter

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Schuster Family Origin

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Schuster Family Occupations

What did your Schuster ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Milliner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Schuster. 46% of Schuster men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Schuster women worked as a Milliner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schuster were Miner and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
  • Merchant
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Milliner
  • Doms Teacher
  • Farmer
  • Income

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Schuster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 66,000 census records available for the last name Schuster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schuster 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Schuster. 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 44,000 military records available for the last name Schuster. For the veterans among your Schuster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schuster Life Expectancy

What is the average Schuster lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Schuster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schuster in 1943 was 29, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schuster

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schuster 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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