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Stelter Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a disabled person from Middle Low German stelte stilt ‘wooden leg’.

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


Similar surnames: Stelzer, Stetter, Steer, Stolte, Steeber, Elter, Shecter, Stetzer

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Where is the Stelter family from?

You can see how Stelter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stelter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Stelter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 71 Stelter families living in Wisconsin. This was about 29% of all the recorded Stelter's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Stelter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stelter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stelter. 34% of Stelter men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Stelter women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stelter were Machinist and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Stelter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stelter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Stelter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Stelter. For the veterans among your Stelter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stelter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Stelter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Stelter in 1954 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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