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Schlecht Name Meaning

nickname for a straightforward person, from Middle High German, Old High German sleht ‘direct’, ‘natural’ (though it later came to mean ‘defective’, ‘bad’). habitational name from any of various minor places so named, for example in Mecklenburg and the Upper Palatinate, from Old High German sleht in the sense ‘flat’.

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


Similar surnames: Schlegel, Schleich, Hecht, Schieck, Specht, Schlepp, Schlick, Schneck

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Schlecht Family Origin

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Schlecht Family Occupations

What did your Schlecht ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schlecht. 18% of Schlecht men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Schlecht women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schlecht were Farm Laborer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Saleslady
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Schlecht Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schlecht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlecht 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schlecht. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Schlecht. For the veterans among your Schlecht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlecht Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlecht lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Schlecht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schlecht in 1955 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlecht

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