Slaymaker Family History

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Slaymaker Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of slays (see Slay 1). Altered form of German Schleiermacher, an occupational name for a maker or shawls or scarves, from Middle High German sleier ‘scarf’, ‘shawl’, ‘veil’ + macher ‘maker’.

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

Similar surnames: Blacker, Stalnaker, Landaker, Schomaker, Haymaker, Slonaker, Hammaker

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Slaymaker Family Origin

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Slaymaker Family Occupations

What did your Slaymaker ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Clerk

  • Lawyer


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

Slaymaker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Slaymaker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slaymaker 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Slaymaker. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Slaymaker. For the veterans among your Slaymaker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slaymaker Life Expectancy

What is the average Slaymaker lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Slaymaker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Slaymaker in 1954 was 49, and 81 in 2004.

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