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Schutten Family History

Schutten Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Schutter, Schutte, Schulten, Schetter, Schuster, Shutter, Schuttler

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Where is the Schutten family from?

You can see how Schutten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schutten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schutten families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Schutten family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Schutten's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Schutten families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schutten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schutten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Draftsman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schutten. 34% of Schutten men worked as a Draftsman.

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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

  • Draftsman
    34%
  • Laborer
    34%
  • Salesman
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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What Schutten family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 906 census records available for the last name Schutten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schutten 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 312 immigration records available for the last name Schutten. 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 315 military records available for the last name Schutten. For the veterans among your Schutten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schutten lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Schutten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Schutten in 1957 was 47, and 65 in 2004.

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