Getter Family History

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Getter Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Götter, a derivative from a short form of a personal name composed with Old High German got ‘god’ or Old Saxon god ‘good’, as in Gottfried.

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

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

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Getter Family Origin

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Getter Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US 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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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Getter Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Getter Life Expectancy

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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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