Schleif Family History

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Schleif Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a (knife) grinder, from Middle High German slifen, German schleifen ‘to grind’.

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

Similar surnames: Schlein, Schleifer, Schlei, Schleis, Scheid, Schneid, Schnepf, Schein

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Schleif Family Origin

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Schleif Family Occupations

What did your Schleif ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schleif occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Schleif's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schleif family was Coal Miner. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schleif.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Coal Miner


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

Schleif Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schleif. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schleif 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 627 immigration records available for the last name Schleif. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schleif. For the veterans among your Schleif ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schleif Life Expectancy

What is the average Schleif lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Schleif life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Schleif in 1959 was 53, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schleif

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schleif 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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