Slaughter Family History

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Slaughter Name Meaning

occupational name for a slaughterer of animals, from Middle English slahter (an agent derivative of slaht ‘killing’). topographic name from Middle English sloghtre ‘boggy place’, or a habitational name from a place named with this term (Old English slohtre), for example Upper and Lower Slaughter in Gloucestershire. topographic name for someone who lived by a blackthorn or sloe, Old English slahtreow.

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

Similar surnames: Auchter, Laughter, Sauter, Slater, Lauter, Lichter, Laughton, Slagter

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Slaughter Family Origin

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Slaughter Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Slaughter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Slaughter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Slaughter family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slaughter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Slaughter Historical Records

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Slaughter Life Expectancy

What is the average Slaughter lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, Slaughter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Slaughter in 1942 was 42, and 73 in 2004.

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