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 1880, the most common Gettler occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 19% of Gettler's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Gettler family was Canvasser For Powder. Keeping House, At Home and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gettler.

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  • Keeping House

    19%
  • At Home

    6%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Canvasser For Powder

    6%

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Gettler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gettler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gettler 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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