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Etter Family History

Etter Name Meaning
South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near the boundary fence of a village, from Middle High German eter ‘woven boundary fence’.German and Dutch: from Middle High and Low German etter ‘uncle’ or ‘cousin’.

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

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44,945 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,938 Military Records
1,966 Immigration Records
25,248 Census and Voter Lists
132,769 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Etter Families

  • Number of Etter families
     84 - 165
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Etter families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Etter last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Etter census records

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Etter Family Origin

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Etter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Etter

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Etter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Etter census records

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Etter Civil War Service Records

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