Dettmer Family History

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Dettmer Name Meaning

North German: from the old personal name Dettmar (see Dittmar).

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


Similar surnames: Dittmer, Detter, Deter, Deremer, Dittmar, Detmer, Getter, Detmers

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Dettmer Family Origin

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Dettmer Family Occupations

What did your Dettmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dettmer. 20% of Dettmer men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Dettmer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dettmer were Carpenter and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    3%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Seamstress
    6%
  • Secretary
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dettmer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dettmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dettmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dettmer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Dettmer. For the veterans among your Dettmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dettmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Dettmer lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Dettmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Dettmer in 1946 was 59, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dettmer

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