Schetter Family History

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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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Schetter Family Origin

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Schetter Family Occupations

What did your Schetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schetter. The most common Schetter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Schetter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Schetter family was Cigar Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Cigar Maker


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Schetter Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Schetter Life Expectancy

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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