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Shutter Family History

Shutter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a marksman, from an agent derivative of Middle English schoot(en) ‘to shoot’. Americanized spelling of German and Dutch Schutter.

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


Similar surnames: Hutter, Sutter, Schutter, Shuster, Shutters, Shutt, Souter, Cutter

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Where is the Shutter family from?

You can see how Shutter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shutter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shutter families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Shutter families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Shutter's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Shutter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shutter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shutter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shutter. 17% of Shutter men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Shutter women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shutter were Manager and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    31%
  • Office Clerk
    24%
  • Machine Operator
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
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What Shutter family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Shutter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shutter 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 629 immigration records available for the last name Shutter. 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 Shutter. For the veterans among your Shutter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shutter lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Shutter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Shutter in 1948 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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