Retter Family History

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Retter Name Meaning

English: occupation name for a net-maker, from Old French retier. German: from a Germanic personal name composed with rad, rat ‘counsel’ + hari, heri ‘army’.

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

Similar surnames: Reeter, Setter, Rettler, Better, Retzer, Getter, Netter, Witter

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Retter Family Origin

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Retter Family Occupations

What did your Retter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Retter. 31% of Retter men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Retter women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Retter were Butcher and Sevant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Painter
  • Warehouseman
  • Butcher

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cook
  • Fore Lady
  • Servant
  • Sevant

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

Retter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Retter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Retter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Retter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Retter. For the veterans among your Retter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Retter Life Expectancy

What is the average Retter lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Retter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Retter in 1962 was 77, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Retter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Retter 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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