Schleef Family History

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Schleef Name Meaning

North German: nickname from Middle Low German slef ‘large wooden spoon (made and used by peasants)’, which later came to mean ‘coarse fellow’, ‘rube’.

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

Similar surnames: Schlief, Schlee, Scheff, Schleif, Schleper, Scheel, Scherf, Schlepp

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Schleef Family Origin

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Schleef Family Occupations

What did your Schleef ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Retail Grocer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Schleef. The most common Schleef occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Schleef's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Retail Grocer


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

Schleef Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 832 census records available for the last name Schleef. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schleef 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 254 immigration records available for the last name Schleef. 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 291 military records available for the last name Schleef. For the veterans among your Schleef ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schleef Life Expectancy

What is the average Schleef lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Schleef life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Schleef in 1958 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schleef

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schleef 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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