Shecter Family History

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Shecter Name Meaning

probably an Americanized spelling of Dutch and 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Shecter Family Origin

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Shecter Family Occupations

What did your Shecter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shecter occupation in the USA was Butcher. 100% of Shecter's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher


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Shecter Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Shecter Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shecter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shecter 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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