Schleiger Family History

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Schleiger Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of scarves and veils, from Middle Low German sleiger, sleier ‘(head)scarf’.

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

Similar surnames: Schleimer, Schleyer, Schleifer, Schlegel, Schleder, Schweiger

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Schleiger Family Origin

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Schleiger Family Occupations

What did your Schleiger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schleiger family was Pattern Maker. The most common Schleiger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Schleiger's were Farmers. Farmer, Dry Good Merchant and Lard Oil Refiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schleiger.

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  • Farmer

  • Dry Good Merchant

  • Lard Oil Refiner

  • Pattern Maker


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

Schleiger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schleiger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schleiger 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 186 immigration records available for the last name Schleiger. 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 360 military records available for the last name Schleiger. For the veterans among your Schleiger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schleiger Life Expectancy

What is the average Schleiger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schleiger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Schleiger in 1963 was 78, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schleiger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schleiger 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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