Schley Family History

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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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Schley Family Origin

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Schley Family Occupations

What did your Schley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Schley. 34% of Schley men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Schley women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schley were Salesman and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Income
    25%
  • Tailor
    25%
  • Teacher
    25%

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

Schley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Schley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schley 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 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 Card

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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Schley Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schley 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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