Schlau Family History

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Schlau Name Meaning

German: nickname meaning ‘shrewd’, ‘cunning’, or ‘crafty’, from Middle Low German slu.

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


Similar surnames: Schlup, Schlag, Schlei, Schaum, Schmal, Schwan, Schaap, Schlack

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Schlau Family Origin

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Schlau Family Occupations

What did your Schlau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Baker, Carpenter and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlau. The most common Schlau occupation in the USA was Baker. 25% of Schlau's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Schlau family was Works In Boot Factory.

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  • Baker

    25%
  • Carpenter

    25%
  • Painter

    25%
  • Works In Boot Factory

    25%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Schlau Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Schlau Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlau lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Schlau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schlau in 1959 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlau 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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