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Slate Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a slater, from Middle English slate ‘slate’.

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

Similar surnames: Slater, Plate, Slade, Slape, Slote, Clare, Stage, Plater, Lake

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Where is the Slate family from?

You can see how Slate families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Slate family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Slate families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 49 Slate families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 53% of all the recorded Slate's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Slate families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Slate surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Slate ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fisherman was the top reported job for people in the CA named Slate. .

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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

  • Fisherman
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Slate. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slate census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Slate. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Slate. For the veterans among your Slate ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Slate lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Slate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Slate in 1950 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

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