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Schlinger Name Meaning

German:: 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. Compare Slinger .

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


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

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Where is the Schlinger family from?

You can see how Schlinger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schlinger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Schlinger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Schlinger families living in New York. This was about 16% of all the recorded Schlinger's in USA. New York had the highest population of Schlinger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schlinger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schlinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schlinger. 17% of Schlinger men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Schlinger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schlinger were Proprietor and Stenographer. .

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*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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Proprietor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Maid
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Stenographer
    13%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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