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Schetter Name Meaning

South German: metonymic occupational name for someone who sold fine fabric from Middle High German scheter ‘fine shiny linen’. In some cases it may have been a nickname for an extravagant dresser. North German: occupational name for an appraiser from Middle Low German scheten ‘to gauge appraise’ + the agent suffix -er.

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


Similar surnames: Schutter, Schlotter, Scheiner, Scheuer, Scheurer, Scheper, Schmitter

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Where is the Schetter family from?

You can see how Schetter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schetter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schetter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Schetter families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Schetter's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Schetter families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schetter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Schetter. 30% of Schetter men worked as a Salesman and 22% of Schetter women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schetter were Baker and House 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    30%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Baker
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • House Maid
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Schetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schetter 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 435 immigration records available for the last name Schetter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 459 military records available for the last name Schetter. For the veterans among your Schetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schetter lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Schetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Schetter in 1962 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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