Slaughter Family History

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Slaughter Name Meaning

occupational name for a slaughterer of animals, from Middle English slahter (an agent derivative of slaht ‘killing’). topographic name from Middle English sloghtre ‘boggy place’, or a habitational name from a place named with this term (Old English slohtre), for example Upper and Lower Slaughter in Gloucestershire. topographic name for someone who lived by a blackthorn or sloe, Old English slahtreow.

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

Similar surnames: Auchter, Laughter, Sauter, Slater, Lauter, Lichter, Laughton, Slagter

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Slaughter Family Origin

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Slaughter Family Occupations

What did your Slaughter ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Slaughter family was Carman. The most common Slaughter occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Slaughter's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slaughter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Carman


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

Slaughter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 135,000 census records available for the last name Slaughter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slaughter 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Slaughter. 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 29,000 military records available for the last name Slaughter. For the veterans among your Slaughter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slaughter Life Expectancy

What is the average Slaughter lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Slaughter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Slaughter in 1942 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Slaughter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Slaughter 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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