Schleifer Family History

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Schleifer Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a grinder (of knives, scissors, and the like), from an agent derivative of Middle High German slifen, German schleifen ‘to grind’. German: habitational name for someone from Schleife in Silesia.

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


Similar surnames: Schleimer, Scheiner, Schleif, Schreier, Schaefer, Schleider

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Schleifer Family Origin

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Schleifer Family Occupations

What did your Schleifer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schleifer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Schleifer's were Farmers. Farmer, Baar Keeper and Clerk In Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schleifer. A less common occupation for the Schleifer family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Baar Keeper

    6%
  • Clerk In Store

    6%
  • Grocer

    6%

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Schleifer Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Schleifer Life Expectancy

What is the average Schleifer lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schleifer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schleifer in 1957 was 57, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schleifer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schleifer 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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