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Schlachter Family History

Schlachter Name Meaning

North German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (also Schlächter): occupational name for a slaughterer of animals from Middle Low German slachtere slechter German Schlachter ‘slaughterer butcher'.

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


Similar surnames: Schlechter, Schlichter, Schacher, Schumacher, Schlotter, Schechter

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Where is the Schlachter family from?

You can see how Schlachter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schlachter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schlachter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 42 Schlachter families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Schlachter's in USA. New York had the highest population of Schlachter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schlachter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schlachter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schlachter. 17% of Schlachter men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Schlachter women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schlachter were Machinist and Saleslady. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    19%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Schlachter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlachter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schlachter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Schlachter. For the veterans among your Schlachter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schlachter lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Schlachter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Schlachter in 1950 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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