Schlief Family History

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Schlief Name Meaning

North German: from Middle Low German slef ‘wooden spoon’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a spoon maker. The word also had a figurative sense of ‘ruffian’, so it could be a nickname from this.

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

Similar surnames: Schleef, Schlie, Schliep, Schlipf, Schlick, Schley, Schmick, Schlei

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Schlief Family Origin

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Schlief Family Occupations

What did your Schlief ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schlief family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and House Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlief. The most common Schlief occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Schlief's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • House Painter

  • Keeping House


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

Schlief Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schlief. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlief 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 350 immigration records available for the last name Schlief. 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 Schlief. For the veterans among your Schlief ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlief Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlief lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schlief life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Schlief in 1962 was 72, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlief

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlief 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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