Schlinger Family History

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Schlinger Name Meaning

topographic name for someone living by the winding course of a shoreline, river, fence, etc., from schlingen ‘to wind’ or perhaps a habitational name for someone from a place called Schlingen, although this has not been identified. nickname or occupational name for someone who used a sling, Middle High German slinger.

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

Similar surnames: Schwinger, Schlenker, Slinger, Schlicker, Scheiner, Schlitter

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Schlinger Family Origin

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Schlinger Family Occupations

What did your Schlinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schlinger occupation in the USA was Cooper. 10% of Schlinger's were Coopers. Cooper, Painter and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schlinger. A less common occupation for the Schlinger family was Butcher.

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  • Cooper

  • Painter

  • Tailor

  • Butcher


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

Schlinger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schlinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schlinger 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 704 immigration records available for the last name Schlinger. 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 367 military records available for the last name Schlinger. For the veterans among your Schlinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schlinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Schlinger lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Schlinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schlinger in 1961 was 62, and 98 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schlinger 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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