Schlau Family History

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Schlau Name Meaning

German: nickname meaning ‘shrewd’, ‘cunning’, or ‘crafty’, from Middle Low German slu.

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

Similar surnames: Schlup, Schlag, Schlei, Schaum, Schmal, Schwan, Schaap, Schlack

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Schlau Family Origin

Where is the Schlau family from?

Schlau Family Occupations

What did your Schlau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Baker, Carpenter and Painter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlau. A less common occupation for the Schlau family was Works In Boot Factory. The most common Schlau occupation in the USA was Baker. 25% of Schlau's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

  • Carpenter

  • Painter

  • Works In Boot Factory


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

Schlau Historical Records

What Schlau family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 644 census records available for the last name Schlau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlau 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 169 immigration records available for the last name Schlau. 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 Card

There are 496 military records available for the last name Schlau. For the veterans among your Schlau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlau Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlau lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Schlau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schlau in 1959 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlau 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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