Shetz Family History

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Shetz 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: Hetz, Metz, Hertz, Ketz, Netz, Chez, Pretz, Tetz, Hotz, Lietz

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Shetz Family Origin

Where is the Shetz family from?

Shetz Family Occupations

What did your Shetz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shetz family was Laborer. Farmer, Gardener and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shetz. The most common Shetz occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Shetz's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Gardener

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Shetz Historical Records

What Shetz family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 882 census records available for the last name Shetz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shetz 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 Shetz

Passenger List

There are 30 immigration records available for the last name Shetz. 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 99 military records available for the last name Shetz. For the veterans among your Shetz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shetz Life Expectancy

What is the average Shetz lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Shetz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Shetz in 1966 was 68, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shetz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shetz 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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