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Shetley Family History

Shetley Name Meaning

Possibly English: compare Shatley and Shetterly .

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


Similar surnames: Shatley, Shelley, Sherley, Shepley, Henley, Sherfey, Smitley, Shelby

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Where is the Shetley family from?

You can see how Shetley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shetley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shetley families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Shetley families living in Missouri. This was about 43% of all the recorded Shetley's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Shetley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shetley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shetley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shetley. 40% of Shetley men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Shetley women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shetley were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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
    40%
  • Laborer
    30%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Housework
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shetley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shetley 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 93 immigration records available for the last name Shetley. 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 358 military records available for the last name Shetley. For the veterans among your Shetley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shetley lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2003, in the United States, Shetley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Shetley in 1954 was 57, and 83 in 2003.

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