Shetlen Family History

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Shetlen 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: Thelen, Hellen, Theilen, Shetley, Whetten, Hetler, Shetler, Hatlen

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Shetlen Family Origin

Where is the Shetlen family from?

Shetlen Family Occupations

What did your Shetlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shetlen occupation in the USA was Butcher. 50% of Shetlen's were Butchers. Butcher and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shetlen.

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  • Butcher

  • Farmer


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

Shetlen Historical Records

What Shetlen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34 census records available for the last name Shetlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shetlen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shetlen

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Shetlen. 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 2 military records available for the last name Shetlen. For the veterans among your Shetlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shetlen Life Expectancy

What is the average Shetlen lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shetlen 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shetlen

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