Slate Family History

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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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Slate Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Slate name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    58%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • European Jewish

    5%

  • Norway

    2%

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Slate Family Origin

Where is the Slate family from?

Slate Family Occupations

What did your Slate ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Slate occupation in the UK was Carter. 6% of Slate's were Carters. Carter, Dairyman and Silk Spinner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slate. A less common occupation for the Slate family was Annuitant.

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  • Carter

    6%
  • Dairyman

    4%
  • Silk Spinner

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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

Slate Historical Records

What Slate family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Slate. 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 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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Slate Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Slate

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Slate 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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