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

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Schlegel Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Carpenter Apprentice

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%

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

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Schlegel Historical Records

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Schlegel Life Expectancy

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