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Jetter Name Meaning

German: occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle High German jëten ‘to weed’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Yetter . In some cases possibly also English: variant of Geater . This surname is rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Petter, Netter, Ketter, Setter, Wetter, Jette, Vetter, Getter, Etter

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Where is the Jetter family from?

You can see how Jetter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jetter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jetter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Jetter families living in British Columbia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Jetter's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Jetter families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jetter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jetter. 20% of Jetter men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Jetter women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jetter were Truck Driver and Laundress. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    21%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Laundress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Jetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jetter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jetter. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Jetter. For the veterans among your Jetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jetter lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Jetter in 1948 was 46, and 68 in 2004.

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