Schlaefer Family History

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Schlaefer Name Meaning

German (Schläfer): see Schlafer.

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


Similar surnames: Schlafer, Schaefer, Scheaffer, Schaffer, Schlageter, Schaerer

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Schlaefer Family Origin

Where is the Schlaefer family from?

Schlaefer Family Occupations

What did your Schlaefer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schlaefer occupation in the USA was Barber. 25% of Schlaefer's were Barbers. A less common occupation for the Schlaefer family was Porter. Barber, Carpenter and Dealer-Provisions were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlaefer.

View Census data for Schlaefer | Data not to scale

  • Barber

    25%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Dealer-Provisions

    13%
  • Porter

    13%

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

Schlaefer Historical Records

What Schlaefer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schlaefer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlaefer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schlaefer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schlaefer. For the veterans among your Schlaefer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlaefer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlaefer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schlaefer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Schlaefer in 1962 was 75, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlaefer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlaefer 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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