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Fettes Name Meaning

Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English fetis fetice ‘neat elegant handsome’ (Anglo-Norman French fetiz). Compare Fett . German: probably a dialect nickname for a fat person derived from Fett ‘fat’ + -es a Rhenish dialect suffix with a humorous overtone.

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

Similar surnames: Fette, Fetter, Feltes, Betten, Getter, Fettig, Fewkes, Felten, Detter

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Where is the Fettes family from?

You can see how Fettes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fettes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fettes families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1911 there were 14 Fettes families living in Ontario. This was about 82% of all the recorded Fettes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fettes families in 1911.
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What did your Fettes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fettes. 77% of Fettes men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Machinist
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fettes. 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 542 military records available for the last name Fettes. For the veterans among your Fettes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fettes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fettes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fettes in 1963 was 75, and 61 in 2004.

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