Gettinger Family History

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Gettinger Name Meaning

German: variant of Gettig 1. Americanized spelling of German Göttinger, a habitational name for someone from Götting in Bavaria or from any of the places called Göttingen in Lower Saxony, Westphalia, Hesse, and Württemberg. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Oettinger, with an inorganic initial H transformed into G under Russian influence.

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


Similar surnames: Pettinger, Gittinger, Oettinger, Hettinger, Ottinger, Bettinger

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Gettinger Family Origin

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Gettinger Family Occupations

What did your Gettinger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gettinger. 17% of Gettinger men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Gettinger women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gettinger were Farm Manager and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    17%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farm Manager
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    6%
  • Seamstress
    6%

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

Gettinger Historical Records

What Gettinger family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gettinger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gettinger 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Gettinger. 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 528 military records available for the last name Gettinger. For the veterans among your Gettinger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gettinger Life Expectancy

What is the average Gettinger lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gettinger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Gettinger in 1955 was 55, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gettinger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gettinger ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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