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Shetty Name Meaning

Indian (Karnataka): name found among the people of the Bunt or Nadava community in coastal Karnataka. It derives from Sanskrit šreṣṭhī a term denoting the head of a mercantile or other guild. Unlike bearers of the cognate names Seth and Setty however the Bunts are not a mercantile community; they are a land-owning and farming class in South Kanara a coastal district of Karnataka. This surname is also found among the Jains of this region.

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

Similar surnames: Setty, Shenoy, Sheehy, Petty, Chitty, Sheth, Shott, Rhett, Getty

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Where is the Shetty family from?

You can see how Shetty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shetty family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Shetty families were found in USA in 1920, and Canada in 1911. In 1911 there was 1 Shetty family living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Shetty's in Canada. Quebec and 1 other province had the highest population of Shetty families in 1911.
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What did your Shetty ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Shetty. 100% of Shetty women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 205 census records available for the last name Shetty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shetty 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 127 immigration records available for the last name Shetty. 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 43 military records available for the last name Shetty. For the veterans among your Shetty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shetty lifespan?

Between 1983 and 2003, in the United States, Shetty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Shetty in 1983 was 53, and 35 in 2003.

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