Shettles Family History

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Shettles 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, Settles, Kettles, Nettles, Nettle, Wheeles, Heatley

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Shettles Family Origin

Where is the Shettles family from?

Shettles Family Occupations

What did your Shettles ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shettles occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Shettles's were Farmers. Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shettles. A less common occupation for the Shettles family was Labors.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Labors


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

Shettles Historical Records

What Shettles family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 577 census records available for the last name Shettles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shettles 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 27 immigration records available for the last name Shettles. 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 148 military records available for the last name Shettles. For the veterans among your Shettles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shettles Life Expectancy

What is the average Shettles lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Shettles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Shettles in 1965 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shettles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shettles 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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