Slate Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a slater, from Middle English slate ‘slate’.

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


Similar surnames: Slater, Plate, Slade, Slape, Slote, Clare, Stage, Plater, Lake

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Slate Family Origin

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Slate Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slate. The most common Slate occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Slate's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Slate family was Keeping House.

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Slate Historical Records

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Slate Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Slate life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Slate in 1950 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Slate

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