Shett Family History

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Shett 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: Hett, Rhett, Hutt, Brett, Hatt, Shetty, Flett, Swett, Fett, Heit

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Shett Family Origin

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Shett Family Occupations

What did your Shett ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shett family was Works In Plate Mill. The most common Shett occupation in the USA was Clerk In Store. 33% of Shett's were Clerk In Stores. Clerk In Store and Printer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shett.

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  • Clerk In Store

  • Printer

  • Works In Plate Mill


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

Shett Historical Records

What Shett family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 386 census records available for the last name Shett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shett 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 35 immigration records available for the last name Shett. 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 64 military records available for the last name Shett. For the veterans among your Shett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shett Life Expectancy

What is the average Shett lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shett 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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