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Schlegel Family History

Schlegel Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German slegel ‘hammer’, ‘tool for striking’ (Old High German slegil, a derivative of slahan ‘to strike’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a smith or mason, or a nickname for a forceful person.

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

226,424 Historical Documents with Schlegel on Ancestry.com
68,937 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,790 Military Records
7,151 Immigration Records
27,035 Census and Voter Lists
110,511 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Schlegel Families

  • Number of Schlegel families
     151 - 300
     51 - 150
     1 - 50
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Schlegel families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Schlegel families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Schlegel census records

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Schlegel Family Origin

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Schlegel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Schlegel

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Schlegel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Schlegel census records

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Schlegel Civil War Service Records

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