Schlaff Family History

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Schlaff Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German slaf ‘limp’, ‘listless’ (a cognate of English sleep), a nickname for a lazy or indolent person (see Schlafer).

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

Similar surnames: Schaff, Schlafer, Scharf, Schlack, Schaaf, Schlamp, Schlarb, Schlau

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Schlaff Family Origin

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Schlaff Family Occupations

What did your Schlaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schlaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Schlaff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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

Schlaff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 830 census records available for the last name Schlaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlaff 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 289 immigration records available for the last name Schlaff. 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 110 military records available for the last name Schlaff. For the veterans among your Schlaff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlaff Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlaff lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schlaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Schlaff in 1962 was 47, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlaff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlaff 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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