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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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Where is the Schlei family from?

You can see how Schlei families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schlei family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Schlei families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Schlei families living in Ohio. This was about 47% of all the recorded Schlei's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Schlei families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schlei surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schlei ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Schlei. 50% of Schlei men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    50%
  • Farm Labor
    15%
  • Farm Hand
    15%
  • Laborer
    10%
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What Schlei family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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