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Schulte Family History

Schulte Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: status name from Middle Low German schulthete, Middle Dutch schulte ‘village headman’. Compare Schultz, Schultheis.

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


Similar surnames: Schutte, Schultz, Schutts, Scholtes, Schultes, Schutter, Schule

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Where is the Schulte family from?

You can see how Schulte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schulte family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Schulte families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Schulte families living in Alberta. This was about 58% of all the recorded Schulte's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Schulte families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schulte surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schulte ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schulte. 72% of Schulte men worked as a Farmer.

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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 1921

  • Farmer
    72%
  • Laborer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Schulte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schulte 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Schulte. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Schulte. For the veterans among your Schulte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schulte lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Schulte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Schulte in 1941 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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