Shults Family History

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Shults Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schultz, or a variant spelling of the Jewish name.

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

Similar surnames: Shultz, Shilts, Shultis, Shoults, Shurts, Shult, Shuler, Shirts

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Shults Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Shults name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Shults. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Shults Family Origin

Where is the Shults family from?

Shults Family Occupations

What did your Shults ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Shults occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Shults's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shults family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shults.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Laborer


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

Shults Historical Records

What Shults family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Shults. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shults 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 700 immigration records available for the last name Shults. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Shults. For the veterans among your Shults ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shults Life Expectancy

What is the average Shults lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Shults life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Shults in 1944 was 30, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shults

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shults 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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