Gettig Family History

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Gettig Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a personal name derived from Middle High German gate ‘companion’. See Gettel 1. Altered spelling of German Göttig, a variant of Getter 1.

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

Similar surnames: Rettig, Getting, Getter, Geeting, Sittig, Fettig, Attig, Wittig

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Gettig Family Origin

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Gettig Family Occupations

What did your Gettig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gettig. 18% of Gettig men worked as a Truck Driver and 50% of Gettig women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gettig were Salesman and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Truck Driver
  • Carpenter
  • Machinist
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper

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

Gettig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 962 census records available for the last name Gettig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gettig 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 218 immigration records available for the last name Gettig. 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 265 military records available for the last name Gettig. For the veterans among your Gettig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gettig Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gettig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gettig in 1959 was 51, and 91 in 2004.

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