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 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Lawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schley. A less common occupation for the Schley family was Physician. The most common Schley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Schley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Lawyer

  • Physician


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

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 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 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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