History of your Surname
Get access to Shepler family records.Start a free trial

Shepler Family History

Shepler Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schepler a northern variant of Scheffler .

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


Similar surnames: Sheeler, Stepler, Sheler, Hepler, Shetler, Sheller, Sherley, Sheckler

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Shepler family from?

You can see how Shepler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shepler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Shepler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Shepler families living in Ohio. This was about 49% of all the recorded Shepler's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Shepler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shepler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shepler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shepler. 22% of Shepler men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Shepler women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shepler were Painter and Stenographer. .

View Census Data for Shepler | Data not to scale

*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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Shepler family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Shepler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shepler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Shepler

Passenger Lists

There are 370 immigration records available for the last name Shepler. 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.

View all Shepler immigration records

Draft Cards

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

View all Shepler military records

You've only scratched the surface of Shepler family history

Discover More

What is the average Shepler lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Shepler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Shepler in 1958 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shepler

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Shepler family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Shepler last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial