Shilts Family History

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Shilts Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): origin uncertain; perhaps a variant of Schulz, with the transition from u to i peculiar to southern Yiddish. Americanized spelling of German Schiltz.

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

Similar surnames: Shults, Shirts, Stilts, Shilt, Shultz, Salts, Holts, Kilts, Whiles

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Shilts Family Origin

Where is the Shilts family from?

Shilts Family Occupations

What did your Shilts ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Shilts family was Farm Labor. The most common Shilts occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Shilts's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shilts.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Labor


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

Shilts Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Shilts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shilts 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 180 immigration records available for the last name Shilts. 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 569 military records available for the last name Shilts. For the veterans among your Shilts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shilts Life Expectancy

What is the average Shilts lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Shilts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Shilts in 1946 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shilts

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shilts 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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