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Spelts Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Spelz (see Speltz ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Speltz, Shults, Sheats, Speas, Shilts, Sheets, Stilts, Stults, Sheetz

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Where is the Spelts family from?

You can see how Spelts families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spelts family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Spelts families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Spelts families living in Indiana. This was about 80% of all the recorded Spelts's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Spelts families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spelts surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spelts ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Spelts. 30% of Spelts men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Spelts women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Spelts were Helper and House Work. .

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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

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Helper
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Presser
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • House Work
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Spelts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spelts 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 68 immigration records available for the last name Spelts. 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 461 military records available for the last name Spelts. For the veterans among your Spelts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spelts lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2003, in the United States, Spelts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Spelts in 1942 was 37, and 85 in 2003.

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