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Shults Family History

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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Where is the Shults family from?

You can see how Shults families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shults family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shults families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Shults families living in New York. This was about 41% of all the recorded Shults's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Shults families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shults surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shults ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shults. 25% of Shults men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Shults women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shults were Farm Laborer and Housework.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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