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Schley Family History

Schley Name Meaning

from Middle Low German slic ‘tench’, a nickname for someone thought to resemble a tench or a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or seller of these fish. possibly a topographic name for someone living by the Schlei river.

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

Similar surnames: Schlee, Schlei, Schrey, Staley, Schlein, Schlup, Schoen, Schied

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Where is the Schley family from?

You can see how Schley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schley families were found in and the USA in 1880and the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Schley families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Schley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Schley families in 1911.
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What did your Schley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schley. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schley. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Schley. For the veterans among your Schley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Schley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Schley in 1952 was 47, and 66 in 2004.

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