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Vetter Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German veter(e) ‘(paternal) uncle nephew’. The word is from Old High German fetiro (a derivative of fater ‘father’) which was also used more generally to denote any male relative; the meaning of modern German Vetter is ‘cousin’. Compare Vedder .

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


Similar surnames: Ketter, Etter, Petter, Wetter, Getter, Fetter, Jetter, Netter, Reuter

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Where is the Vetter family from?

You can see how Vetter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vetter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Vetter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Vetter families living in Alberta. This was about 43% of all the recorded Vetter's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Vetter families in 1911.
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What did your Vetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Vetter. 67% of Vetter men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Vetter women worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    67%
  • Painter
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Vetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vetter 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Vetter. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Vetter. For the veterans among your Vetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vetter lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Vetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Vetter in 1947 was 25, and 78 in 2004.

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