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Stettler Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Stettlen in the district of Bern or Stödtlen in the district of Ellwangen.

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


Similar surnames: Stettner, Stetter, Mettler, Sittler, Spittler, Stadtler, Zettler

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Where is the Stettler family from?

You can see how Stettler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stettler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stettler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Stettler families living in Ohio. This was about 73% of all the recorded Stettler's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Stettler families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stettler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stettler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stettler. 20% of Stettler men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Stettler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stettler were Carpenter and Maid. .

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Stettler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stettler 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 698 immigration records available for the last name Stettler. 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 Stettler. For the veterans among your Stettler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stettler lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Stettler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Stettler in 1957 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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