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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Schein

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From Old High German scīn.

  1. shine, gleam, flash
  2. certificate, ticket
  3. bill, note
  4. semblance, appearance

Notable Persons With the Last Name Schein

Edgar H. Schein is a scientist in the field of psychology. Edgar was born on March 5th, 1928 in Zürich.



Harry was born on October 13th, 1924 in Vienna. He left this life on February 11th, 2006.


Jonah Schein is an Ontario MPP and Member of Provincial Parliament (Ontario). Jonah was born in 1974 in Toronto.


Boris was born on June 22nd, 1938 in Moscow.



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Popularity of Schein as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Schein U.S.
  White 93.89% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Schein

People with the last name Schein are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Schein

  • How Popular is the name Schein? As a last name Schein was the 23,500th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Schein? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Schein was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Schein: Your name in reverse order is Niehcs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Shcein. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Schein? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,081 people with the last name Schein.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Schein? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Schein as their last name since less than 1 person in 270k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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