Schilt Family History

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Schilt Name Meaning

German and Dutch: variant of Schild 1.

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

Similar surnames: Schild, Schildt, Schult, Schilb, Schilz, Schiltz, Shilt, Scholl

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Schilt Family Origin

Where is the Schilt family from?

Schilt Family Occupations

What did your Schilt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schilt family was Miller. Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schilt. The most common Schilt occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 19% of Schilt's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Miller


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

Schilt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Schilt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schilt 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 944 immigration records available for the last name Schilt. 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 Schilt. For the veterans among your Schilt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schilt Life Expectancy

What is the average Schilt lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Schilt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Schilt in 1963 was 81, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schilt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schilt 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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