Gettler Family History

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Gettler Name Meaning

probably a spelling variant of Gättler, from Middle High German gate ‘companion’, see Gettig 1. altered spelling of Swiss Göttler, from a short form of the personal names Gottfried or Gotthard.

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


Similar surnames: Getter, Mettler, Rettler, Guettler, Geisler, Zettler, Kettler

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Gettler Family Origin

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Gettler Family Occupations

What did your Gettler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gettler. 16% of Gettler men worked as a Proprietor and 24% of Gettler women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gettler were Farmer and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    24%
  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Secretary
    18%

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

Gettler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gettler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gettler 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 381 immigration records available for the last name Gettler. 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 537 military records available for the last name Gettler. For the veterans among your Gettler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gettler Life Expectancy

What is the average Gettler lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gettler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gettler in 1946 was 34, and 86 in 2004.

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