Schlecht Family History

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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 1880, the most common Schlecht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Schlecht's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlecht. A less common occupation for the Schlecht family was Shoe Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Farm Laborer

  • Shoe Maker


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

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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlecht 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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