Shettler Family History

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Shettler 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: Hettler, Mettler, Gettler, Zettler, Kettler, Guettler, Hettwer

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Shettler Family Origin

Where is the Shettler family from?

Shettler Family Occupations

What did your Shettler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shettler family was Minister. The most common Shettler occupation in the USA was Blacksmith. 11% of Shettler's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Cooper and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shettler.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Cooper

  • Keeping House

  • Minister


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

Shettler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shettler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shettler 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 Shettler

Passenger List

There are 138 immigration records available for the last name Shettler. 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 159 military records available for the last name Shettler. For the veterans among your Shettler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shettler Life Expectancy

What is the average Shettler lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Shettler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Shettler in 1949 was 33, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shettler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shettler 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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