Shetters Family History

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Shetters 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: Fetters, Shutters, Etters, Metters, Petters, Vetters, Shetter

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Shetters Family Origin

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Shetters Family Occupations

What did your Shetters ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shetters family was Work In Slate Mill. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shetters. The most common Shetters occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Shetters's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer On Farm

  • Work In Slate Mill


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

Shetters Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shetters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shetters census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Shetters

Passenger List

There are 28 immigration records available for the last name Shetters. 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 81 military records available for the last name Shetters. For the veterans among your Shetters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shetters Life Expectancy

What is the average Shetters lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Shetters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Shetters in 1966 was 66, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shetters

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shetters 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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