Schulte Family History

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Schulte Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: status name from Middle Low German schulthete, Middle Dutch schulte ‘village headman’. Compare Schultz, Schultheis.

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

Similar surnames: Schutte, Schultz, Schutts, Scholtes, Schultes, Schutter, Schule

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Schulte Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Schulte name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Schulte Family Origin

Where is the Schulte family from?

Schulte Family Occupations

What did your Schulte ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Schulte occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Schulte's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schulte family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schulte.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Tailor


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

Schulte Historical Records

What Schulte family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Schulte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schulte 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Schulte. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Schulte. For the veterans among your Schulte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schulte Life Expectancy

What is the average Schulte lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Schulte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Schulte in 1941 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schulte

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schulte 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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