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Slater Family History

Slater Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name for a slater, from an agent derivative of Middle English s(c)late ‘slate’.

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

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641,326 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
45,279 Military Records
36,113 Immigration Records
410,568 Census and Voter Lists
700,701 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Slater Families

  • Number of Slater families
     360 - 717
     121 - 359
     1 - 120
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Slater families
     2,038 - 4,074
     680 - 2,037
     1 - 679
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Slater families
     127 - 251
     43 - 126
     1 - 42
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Slater census records

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Slater Family Origin

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Slater Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Slater families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Slater

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Slater Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Slater census records

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Slater Civil War Service Records

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