Schlegel Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Schlager, Schwegel, Schleyer, Schlee, Schleiger, Schiebel, Schimmel

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Schlegel Family Origin

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Schlegel Family Occupations

What did your Schlegel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schlegel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Schlegel's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlegel. A less common occupation for the Schlegel family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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Schlegel Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Schlegel ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Schlegel Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlegel lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, Schlegel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Schlegel in 1944 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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