Shirts Family History

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Shirts Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schertz. Possibly a variant of English Shirt, a topographic name for someone who lived on a detached piece of land, Middle English shurte, from Old English scyrte ‘skirt’, ‘cut off piece’.

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

Similar surnames: Shilts, Shurts, Shults, Shirah, Sires, Shorts, Shirk, Shilt, Sheats

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Shirts Family Origin

Where is the Shirts family from?

Shirts Family Occupations

What did your Shirts ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shirts. The most common Shirts occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Shirts's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shirts family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Shirts Historical Records

What Shirts family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shirts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shirts 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 99 immigration records available for the last name Shirts. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shirts. For the veterans among your Shirts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shirts Life Expectancy

What is the average Shirts lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Shirts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Shirts in 1944 was 31, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shirts

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shirts 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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