Schlenker Family History

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Schlenker Name Meaning

from Middle High German slenger, slenker ‘slingshot’, an occupational name or a nickname for someone who used a sling to hurl stones. nickname for someone with a dragging or swinging gait, from an agent noun based on Middle High German slenken ‘to swing’.

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

Similar surnames: Schenker, Schlender, Schlinger, Schlenk, Schlicker, Schleifer

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Schlenker Family Origin

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Schlenker Family Occupations

What did your Schlenker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schlenker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Schlenker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schlenker family was Harness Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlenker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Harness Maker


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

Schlenker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Schlenker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlenker 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schlenker. 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 Schlenker. For the veterans among your Schlenker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlenker Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlenker lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schlenker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schlenker in 1957 was 38, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schlenker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlenker 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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