History of your Surname
Get access to Schleis family records.Start a free trial

Schleis Family History

Schleis Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a carpenter or woodcutter in particular one whose job was to split wood from Middle High German sleiss ‘wood shaving’ or sleissen ‘to split’.

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

Similar surnames: Schlein, Schlais, Schleif, Schlei, Scheid, Schneid, Schloss, Schlee

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Schleis family from?

You can see how Schleis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schleis family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Schleis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Schleis families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Schleis's in USA. New York had the highest population of Schleis families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schleis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schleis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schleis. 37% of Schleis men worked as a Laborer and 67% of Schleis women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schleis were Labor and Housekeeper. .

View Census Data for Schleis | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Schleis family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schleis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schleis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Schleis

Passenger Lists

There are 153 immigration records available for the last name Schleis. 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.

View all Schleis immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 300 military records available for the last name Schleis. For the veterans among your Schleis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Schleis military records

You've only scratched the surface of Schleis family history

Discover More

What is the average Schleis lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schleis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Schleis in 1962 was 76, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schleis

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Schleis family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial