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Geter Family History

Geter Name Meaning
German: occupational name presumably for a field or garden worker, from Middle High German jeten ‘to weed’.In some cases it may be an altered spelling of French Jetté (see Jette).

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

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8,398 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,320 Military Records
348 Immigration Records
7,220 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Geter Families

  • Number of Geter families
     28 - 53
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Geter families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Geter last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Geter census records

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Geter Family Origin

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Geter Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Geter

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Geter Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Geter census records

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Geter Civil War Service Records

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