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Schuetz Name Meaning

German (Schütz): occupational name for an archer, Middle High German schütze (from Middle High German schützen ‘to guard or protect’), or alternatively an occupational name for a watchman, from the same word in its original sense, ‘guard’, i.e. the warden of a piece of common land or a night watchman in a town. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schütze ‘archer’, ‘rifleman’. Compare 1.

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


Similar surnames: Schutz, Schultz, Schatz, Schmeltz, Schenk, Schwetz, Schutts, Schmutz

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Where is the Schuetz family from?

You can see how Schuetz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schuetz family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Schuetz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 70 Schuetz families living in Illinois. This was about 17% of all the recorded Schuetz's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Schuetz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schuetz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schuetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schuetz. 26% of Schuetz men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Schuetz women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schuetz were Clerk and Housework.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Schuetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schuetz census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schuetz. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Schuetz. For the veterans among your Schuetz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schuetz lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Schuetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Schuetz in 1946 was 45, and 78 in 2004.

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