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Stetzel Family History

Stetzel Name Meaning

Altered form of South German Stötzel a nickname for a stockily built man from a diminutive of Middle High German stotze ‘log clod lump’.

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


Similar surnames: Stoetzel, Stetzer, Stetz, Netzel, Statzer, Stetter, Smetzer, Steckel

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Where is the Stetzel family from?

You can see how Stetzel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stetzel family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Stetzel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Stetzel family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Stetzel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stetzel families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stetzel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stetzel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stetzel. 45% of Stetzel men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Stetzel women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stetzel were Farm Operator 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
    45%
  • Laborer
    26%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farm Operator
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
    43%
  • Typist
    29%
  • Maid
    29%
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What Stetzel family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Stetzel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stetzel 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 104 immigration records available for the last name Stetzel. 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 300 military records available for the last name Stetzel. For the veterans among your Stetzel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stetzel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Stetzel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Stetzel in 1963 was 62, and 87 in 2004.

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