Slater Family History

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Slater Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a slater, from an agent derivative of Middle English s(c)late ‘slate’.

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

Similar surnames: Slate, Plater, Stater, Sliter, Cater, Slatter, Slagter, Lacer, Laster

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Slater Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Slater name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Slater. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Slater Family Origin

Where is the Slater family from?

Slater Family Occupations

What did your Slater ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Slater occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Slater's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slater. A less common occupation for the Slater family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Tailor

  • Labourer


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

Slater Historical Records

What Slater family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 451,000 census records available for the last name Slater. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slater 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 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Slater. 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 47,000 military records available for the last name Slater. For the veterans among your Slater ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slater Life Expectancy

What is the average Slater lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Slater life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Slater in 1940 was 38, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Slater 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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