Wetter Family History

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Wetter Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German wetter ‘weather’, specifically ‘stormy weather’, perhaps a nickname for someone who made weather predictions. German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named. Dutch: from Middle Dutch wetter ‘grindstone’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a knife grinder.

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

Similar surnames: Ketter, Petter, Netter, Etter, Wester, Witter, Vetter, Jetter, Detter

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Wetter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wetter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wetter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Wetter Family Origin

Where is the Wetter family from?

Wetter Family Occupations

What did your Wetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wetter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Wetter's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wetter. A less common occupation for the Wetter family was Baker.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Baker


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wetter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wetter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Wetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wetter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wetter. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Wetter. For the veterans among your Wetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wetter Life Expectancy

What is the average Wetter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Wetter in 1954 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wetter 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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