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Shecter Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of German Schechter an occupational name for someone who made shafts for spears and lances from Middle Low German schacht ‘shaft’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Schetter, Shutter, Sheckler, Sester, Hester, Shuster, Shetter, Herter

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Where is the Shecter family from?

You can see how Shecter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shecter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Shecter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Shecter families living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Shecter's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Shecter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shecter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shecter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Farm Labor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shecter. 48% of Shecter men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Shecter women worked as a Farm Labor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shecter were Lawyer and Cook. .

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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

  • Salesman
    48%
  • Proprietor
    27%
  • Presser
    9%
  • Lawyer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Labor
    50%
  • Cook
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shecter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shecter 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 298 immigration records available for the last name Shecter. 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 123 military records available for the last name Shecter. For the veterans among your Shecter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shecter lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Shecter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shecter in 1963 was 87, and 91 in 2004.

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