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Getter Name Meaning

German: variant of Götter (see Goetter ) and in North America (also) an altered form of this. The surname Getter is rare in Germany. Possibly if pronounced with a ‘soft’ g also a variant of English Geater . Compare Jetter .

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

Similar surnames: Gettler, Gotter, Ketter, Goetter, Geter, Gitter, Setter, Retter

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Where is the Getter family from?

You can see how Getter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Getter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Getter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Getter families living in Quebec. This was about 41% of all the recorded Getter's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Getter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Getter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Getter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Getter. 22% of Getter men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Getter women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Getter were Proprietor and Clerk. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Getter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Getter 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 671 immigration records available for the last name Getter. 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 Getter. For the veterans among your Getter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Getter lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Getter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Getter in 1953 was 37, and 85 in 2004.

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