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Shetler Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schettler .

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

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

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Where is the Shetler family from?

You can see how Shetler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shetler family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Shetler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Shetler families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 69% of all the recorded Shetler's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Shetler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shetler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shetler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shetler. 23% of Shetler men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Shetler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shetler were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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