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Etters Name Meaning

Altered form of German Etter with the addition of excrescent -s a common feature of Americanized surnames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Etter, Petters, Nethers, Emter, Enders, Eggers, Ester, Detter, Netter

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Where is the Etters family from?

You can see how Etters families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Etters family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Etters families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Etters families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 75% of all the recorded Etters's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Etters families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Etters surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Etters ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Etters. 23% of Etters men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Etters women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Etters were Foreman and Typist. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Labor
    13%
  • Foreman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    30%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Typist
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Etters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Etters 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 108 immigration records available for the last name Etters. 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 912 military records available for the last name Etters. For the veterans among your Etters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Etters lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Etters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Etters in 1960 was 51, and 70 in 2004.

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