Schlegel Family History

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Schlegel Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German slegel ‘hammer’, ‘tool for striking’ (Old High German slegil, a derivative of slahan ‘to strike’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a smith or mason, or a nickname for a forceful person.

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

Similar surnames: Schlager, Schwegel, Schleyer, Schlee, Schleiger, Schiebel, Schimmel

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Schlegel Family Origin

Where is the Schlegel family from?

Schlegel Family Occupations

What did your Schlegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Schlegel family was Farm Laborer. Blacksmith, Farmer and Carpenter Apprentice were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlegel. The most common Schlegel occupation in Canada was Blacksmith. 25% of Schlegel's were Blacksmiths.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter Apprentice

  • Farm Laborer


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

Schlegel Historical Records

What Schlegel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Schlegel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlegel 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Schlegel. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Schlegel. For the veterans among your Schlegel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlegel Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlegel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Schlegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schlegel in 1944 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlegel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlegel 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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