Stelter Family History

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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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Stelter Family Origin

Where is the Stelter family from?

Stelter Family Occupations

What did your Stelter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stelter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 51% of Stelter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Loberer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stelter. A less common occupation for the Stelter family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Loberer

  • Tailor


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

Stelter Historical Records

What Stelter family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

Search 1940's US census records for Stelter

Passenger List

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 Card

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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Stelter Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stelter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stelter 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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