Slifer Family History

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Slifer Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schleifer.

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

Similar surnames: Slife, Slider, Slicer, Sliger, Slicker, Slice, Snider, Sliter, Seifer

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Slifer Family Origin

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Slifer Family Occupations

What did your Slifer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Slifer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Slifer's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Slifer. A less common occupation for the Slifer family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Slifer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Slifer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Slifer 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 472 immigration records available for the last name Slifer. 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 Slifer. For the veterans among your Slifer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Slifer Life Expectancy

What is the average Slifer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Slifer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Slifer in 1948 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Slifer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Slifer 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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