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Schutter Name Meaning

North German (Schütter): occupational name for a guard, watchman or warden, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German schutten ‘to protect’. See also Schuetz. Dutch: occupational name for a bowman, subsequently a status name for a member of a marksman’s guild, Middle Dutch scut(t)ere. This was also an occupational name for an official who impounded stray cattle.

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

Similar surnames: Schetter, Schutte, Shutter, Schutts, Hutter, Schlotter, Schuster

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Where is the Schutter family from?

You can see how Schutter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schutter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Schutter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Schutter families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 73% of all the recorded Schutter's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Schutter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schutter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schutter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Schutter. 50% of Schutter men worked as a Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Hunter
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Schutter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schutter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Schutter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Schutter. For the veterans among your Schutter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schutter lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Schutter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Schutter in 1956 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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