Schlenk Family History

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Schlenk Name Meaning

German: nickname for a person with a swinging or dragging gait, from Middle High German slenken ‘to swing’.

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


Similar surnames: Schwenk, Schlenker, Schlink, Schrenk, Schenk, Schneck, Schlund

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Schlenk Family Origin

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Schlenk Family Occupations

What did your Schlenk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Surebory were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schlenk. 8% of Schlenk men worked as a Clerk and 9% of Schlenk women worked as a Surebory. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schlenk were Farmer and Bindery

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    8%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Surebory
    9%
  • Assembler
    5%
  • Assistant Cashier
    5%
  • Bindery
    5%

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

Schlenk Historical Records

What Schlenk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schlenk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlenk 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 403 immigration records available for the last name Schlenk. 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 Schlenk. For the veterans among your Schlenk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlenk Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlenk lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schlenk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Schlenk in 1962 was 78, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlenk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlenk 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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