Fetters Family History

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Fetters Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheat, from Middle English, Anglo-French faitour ‘imposter’, ‘cheat’, a specialized sense of Old French faitor ‘doer’, ‘maker’.

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

Similar surnames: Better, Matters, Setter, Venters, Butters, Retter, Netter, Metters

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Fetters Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fetters name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fetters. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Fetters Family Origin

Where is the Fetters family from?

Fetters Family Occupations

What did your Fetters ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fetters. The most common Fetters occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Fetters's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fetters family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Fetters Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Fetters. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fetters 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 570 immigration records available for the last name Fetters. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Fetters. For the veterans among your Fetters ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fetters Life Expectancy

What is the average Fetters lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fetters life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Fetters in 1952 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fetters

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fetters 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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