Schlafer Family History

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Schlafer Name Meaning

German (Schläfer) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lazy or indolent person, from Middle High German slafer, German Schläfer ‘sleeper’.

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

Similar surnames: Schlager, Schlaff, Schiffer, Schaffer, Schleper, Schleifer, Schwager

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Schlafer Family Origin

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Schlafer Family Occupations

What did your Schlafer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlafer. The most common Schlafer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Schlafer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schlafer family was Bookeeper In Foundry.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Bookeeper In Foundry


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

Schlafer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schlafer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlafer 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 543 immigration records available for the last name Schlafer. 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 Schlafer. For the veterans among your Schlafer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlafer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlafer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Schlafer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Schlafer in 1955 was 48, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlafer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlafer 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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