Etter Family History

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Etter Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near the boundary fence of a village, from Middle High German eter ‘woven boundary fence’. German and Dutch: from Middle High and Low German etter ‘uncle’ or ‘cousin’.

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


Similar surnames: Ketter, Petter, Wetter, Otter, Vetter, Ester, Nester, Netter, Notter

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Etter Family Origin

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Etter Family Occupations

What did your Etter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Etter. 38% of Etter men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Etter women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Etter were Broker and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Retired
    5%
  • Broker
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
    27%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%

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

Etter Historical Records

What Etter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Etter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Etter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Etter. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Etter. For the veterans among your Etter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Etter Life Expectancy

What is the average Etter lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Etter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Etter in 1946 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Etter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Etter 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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