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Fetzer Name Meaning

occupational name for a ragman, from an agent derivative of Middle High German vetze ‘scrap’, ‘rag’ or vetzen ‘to tear or shred’. topographic name for someone who lived in a marshy area, from Swabian Fätsche ‘marsh’. altered spelling of Pfetzer, a nickname from Middle High German phetzen ‘to pinch’.

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


Similar surnames: Setzer, Fetner, Netzer, Retzer, Fitzer, Metzer, Hetzer, Herzer

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Fetzer Family Origin

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Fetzer Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fetzer. A less common occupation for the Fetzer family was Blacksmith. The most common Fetzer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Fetzer's were Farmers.

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Fetzer Historical Records

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Fetzer Life Expectancy

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