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Geter Name Meaning

English: variant of Geater . In the US it is found mainly among African Americans.

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

Similar surnames: Geyer, Getter, Geier, Deter, Nester, Jeter, Reder, Peter, Teter, Eder

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Where is the Geter family from?

You can see how Geter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Geter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Geter families living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Geter's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Geter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geter. 36% of Geter men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Geter women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geter were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Laborer
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Geter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geter 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 399 immigration records available for the last name Geter. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Geter. For the veterans among your Geter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geter lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Geter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Geter in 1949 was 24, and 67 in 2004.

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