Slape Family History

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Slape Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English slape ‘slippery, miry place’, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word (Old English sl?p), as for example Slape in Dorset or Sleap in Shropshire.

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

Similar surnames: Slade, Snape, Lake, Slack, Staple, Clare, Place, Sapp, Slate, Lage

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Slape Family Origin

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Slape Family Occupations

What did your Slape ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Slape family was Moulder. Farmer, Laborer and Lawyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slape. The most common Slape occupation in the USA was Farmer. 73% of Slape's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Lawyer

  • Moulder


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

Slape Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Slape. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slape 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 227 immigration records available for the last name Slape. 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 444 military records available for the last name Slape. For the veterans among your Slape ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slape Life Expectancy

What is the average Slape lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Slape life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Slape in 1956 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Slape

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Slape 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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