Fett Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a fat man, from Middle Low German vett ‘fat’. English: nickname from Old French fait, Middle English fet ‘suitable’, ‘comely’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms named with Old Norse fit ‘meadow’.

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


Similar surnames: Nett, Flett, Frett, Best, Belt, Lett, Ott, Feit, Fitt, Felt

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Fett Family Origin

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Fett Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fett. The most common Fett occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Fett's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fett family was Laborer.

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Fett Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Fett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fett in 1944 was 31, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fett

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