Sliter Family History

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Sliter Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch Sluyter, an occupational name from Middle Dutch sluter ‘porter’, ‘doorkeeper’.

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

Similar surnames: Sluiter, Slicer, Suiter, Slater, Suter, Stier, Seiter, Luter, Sliger

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Sliter Family Origin

Where is the Sliter family from?

Sliter Family Occupations

What did your Sliter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sliter. The most common Sliter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Sliter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sliter family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Sliter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Sliter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sliter 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 248 immigration records available for the last name Sliter. 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 Sliter. For the veterans among your Sliter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sliter Life Expectancy

What is the average Sliter lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Sliter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sliter in 1955 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sliter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sliter 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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