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Rettig Family History

Rettig Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German retich, Middle Low German redig ‘radish’; a nickname for someone thought to resemble a radish in some way or a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of radishes.

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

96,701 Historical Documents with Rettig on Ancestry.com
36,284 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
4,026 Military Records
3,092 Immigration Records
13,306 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Rettig Families

  • Number of Rettig families
     71 - 140
     24 - 70
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rettig families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rettig families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Rettig census records

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Rettig Family Origin

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Rettig Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rettig

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Rettig Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Rettig census records

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Rettig Civil War Service Records

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