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

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Coal Miner

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schleif. 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.

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Schleif Historical Records

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Schleif Life Expectancy

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