Shetton Family History

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Shetton 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: Hatton, Henton, Shotton, Heaton, Whitton, Shenton, Shelton, Helton

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Shetton Family Origin

Where is the Shetton family from?

Shetton Family Occupations

What did your Shetton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shetton family was Black Smith. Farmer, Farm Laborer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shetton. The most common Shetton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Shetton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • At Home

  • Black Smith


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

Shetton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Shetton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shetton 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 Shetton

Passenger List

There are 217 immigration records available for the last name Shetton. 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 186 military records available for the last name Shetton. For the veterans among your Shetton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shetton Life Expectancy

What is the average Shetton lifespan?

Average Shetton life expectancy in 1988 was 64 years. This was lower than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shetton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shetton 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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