Shetler Family History

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Shetler Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Schettler.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Shetter, Sheler, Shutler, Shepler, Sheller, Sheeler, Stetler

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Shetler Family Origin

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Shetler Family Occupations

What did your Shetler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shetler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Shetler's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shetler. A less common occupation for the Shetler family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Shetler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Shetler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shetler 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 247 immigration records available for the last name Shetler. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shetler. For the veterans among your Shetler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shetler Life Expectancy

What is the average Shetler lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Shetler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Shetler in 1957 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shetler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shetler 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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