Schleyer Family History

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Schleyer Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of veils, from Middle High German sleier ‘veil’, ‘headscarf’.

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


Similar surnames: Schleiger, Schleder, Scheer, Schreyer, Schlegel, Schmeer, Scheuer

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Schleyer Family Origin

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Schleyer Family Occupations

What did your Schleyer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schleyer family was Carpenter. Butcher, Baker and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schleyer. The most common Schleyer occupation in the USA was Butcher. 11% of Schleyer's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

    11%
  • Baker

    5%
  • Barber

    5%
  • Carpenter

    5%

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

Schleyer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Schleyer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schleyer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schleyer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Schleyer in 1962 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schleyer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schleyer 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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