Shilt Family History

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Shilt Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schild(t) (see Schild).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Shilts, Shult, Shill, Schilt, Sholty, Sholl, Stile, Shultz, Shirk

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Shilt Family Origin

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Shilt Family Occupations

What did your Shilt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shilt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 59% of Shilt's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shilt. A less common occupation for the Shilt family was Engineer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Engineer


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

Shilt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shilt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shilt 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 29 immigration records available for the last name Shilt. 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 250 military records available for the last name Shilt. For the veterans among your Shilt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shilt Life Expectancy

What is the average Shilt lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Shilt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Shilt in 1963 was 77, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shilt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shilt 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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