Detter Family History

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Detter Name Meaning

South German: habitational name from a place so named in Bavaria. North German: variant spelling of Deter.

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

Similar surnames: Wetter, Netter, Deter, Kettner, Getter, Detmer, Deuter, Ketter, Etter

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Detter Family Origin

Where is the Detter family from?

Detter Family Occupations

What did your Detter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Detter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Detter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Detter family was Farming. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Detter.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Detter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Detter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Detter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Detter 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 407 immigration records available for the last name Detter. 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 Card

There are 989 military records available for the last name Detter. For the veterans among your Detter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Detter Life Expectancy

What is the average Detter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Detter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Detter in 1954 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Detter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Detter ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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