Schlei Family History

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Schlei Name Meaning

German: occupational nickname from Schleie ‘tench’ (Middle Low German, Middle High German sli, slie) (see Schley).

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


Similar surnames: Schlein, Schley, Schleif, Schlee, Schleis, Schlepp, Scholer, Schlup

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Schlei Family Origin

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Schlei Family Occupations

What did your Schlei ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schlei. 24% of Schlei men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Schlei women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schlei were Laborer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farm Hand
    8%
  • Farm Labor
    8%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    13%
  • Contractor
    13%
  • Elevator Operator
    13%
  • Housewife
    13%

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

Schlei Historical Records

What Schlei family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 846 census records available for the last name Schlei. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlei 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 218 immigration records available for the last name Schlei. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schlei. For the veterans among your Schlei ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlei Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlei lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Schlei life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Schlei in 1947 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlei

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlei 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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