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Schlesinger Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from Silesia, German Schlesien, Schlesing ‘Silesia’ (Polish Slask). The area was named for the Silingae, a Germanic people who occupied the region before being displaced by Slavs in the 8th century ad. It has been governed at different times by Prussia and by Poland. Since 1945 it has been part of Poland. Other places named with the same element include Schleusingen in Saxony, Schlenzig in Pomerania, and Schlenz in Silesia itself, and it is possible that in some instances the surname derives from one of these.

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

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Schlesinger Family Origin

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Schlesinger Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Merchant

    5%
  • Tailor

    5%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schlesinger family was Dry Goods Merchant. Keeping House, Merchant and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlesinger. The most common Schlesinger occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 5% of Schlesinger's were Keeping Houses.

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Schlesinger Life Expectancy

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