Shetter Family History

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Shetter Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schetter.

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

Similar surnames: Shecter, Shutter, Shetler, Sheler, Yetter, Fetter, Setter, Stetter

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Shetter Family Origin

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Shetter Family Occupations

What did your Shetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shetter family was Farm Laborer. The most common Shetter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Shetter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shetter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer


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

Shetter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Shetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shetter 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 193 immigration records available for the last name Shetter. 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 640 military records available for the last name Shetter. For the veterans among your Shetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shetter Life Expectancy

What is the average Shetter lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Shetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Shetter in 1949 was 29, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shetter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shetter 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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