Sloat Family History

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Sloat Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Sloot, a topographic name from sloot ‘drainage ditch’, ‘channel’ (compare Vandersloot), or of Slott ‘lock’.

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

Similar surnames: Slott, Slote, Sloman, Sloan, Shoaf, Lott, Boat, Plott, Moat, Flott

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Sloat Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sloat name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sloat. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • France


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Sloat Family Origin

Where is the Sloat family from?

Sloat Family Occupations

What did your Sloat ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sloat occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Sloat's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sloat. A less common occupation for the Sloat family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Sloat Historical Records

What Sloat family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Sloat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sloatcensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sloat. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Sloat. For the veterans among your Sloat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sloat Life Expectancy

What is the average Sloat lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Sloat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Sloat in 1943 was 36, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sloat 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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