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Schlee Family History

Schlee Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived near a sloe bush, or an occupational name for someone who sold sloes, from Middle High German slehe ‘sloe’.

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


Similar surnames: Schley, Schnee, Schlie, Schlei, Schied, Schlup, Schlein, Scheler

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Where is the Schlee family from?

You can see how Schlee families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schlee family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schlee families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 3 Schlee families living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Schlee's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Schlee families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schlee surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schlee ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schlee. 21% of Schlee men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Schlee women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schlee were Carpenter and Housework.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Nurse
    15%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Housework
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schlee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlee census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schlee. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Schlee. For the veterans among your Schlee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schlee lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Schlee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Schlee in 1951 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

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