Shettle Family History

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Shettle 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: Nettle, Hettler, Whittle, Kettle, Settle, Hittle, Hottle, Zettle

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Shettle Family Origin

Where is the Shettle family from?

Shettle Family Occupations

What did your Shettle ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shettle family was Laborer. The most common Shettle occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Shettle's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shettle.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Laborer


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

Shettle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shettle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shettle 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 Shettle

Passenger List

There are 261 immigration records available for the last name Shettle. 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 512 military records available for the last name Shettle. For the veterans among your Shettle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shettle Life Expectancy

What is the average Shettle lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shettle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Shettle in 1962 was 70, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shettle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shettle 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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