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Etten Name Meaning

Dutch (mainly Van Etten): habitational name for someone from Etten in North Brabant. North German: variant of Eden

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


Similar surnames: Otten, Betten, Metten, Etter, Ettel, Detter, Detjen, Eggen, Kesten

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Where is the Etten family from?

You can see how Etten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Etten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Etten families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 17 Etten families living in Illinois. This was about 27% of all the recorded Etten's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Etten families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Etten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Etten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Etten. 20% of Etten men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Etten women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Etten were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Etten. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Etten. For the veterans among your Etten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Etten lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Etten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Etten in 1962 was 80, and 98 in 2004.

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