Schlessinger Family History

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Schlessinger Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Schlesinger.

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

Similar surnames: Schlesinger, Schlesener, Schlesser, Messinger, Schweiger, Schillinger

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Schlessinger Family Origin

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Schlessinger Family Occupations

What did your Schlessinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schlessinger occupation in the USA was Butcher. 16% of Schlessinger's were Butchers. A less common occupation for the Schlessinger family was Car Driver. Butcher, Tailor and Huckster were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlessinger.

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  • Butcher

  • Tailor

  • Huckster

  • Car Driver


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

Schlessinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schlessinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlessinger 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Schlessinger. 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 Schlessinger. For the veterans among your Schlessinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlessinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlessinger lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Schlessinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Schlessinger in 1942 was 76, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlessinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlessinger 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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