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Getty Family History

Getty Name Meaning

Scottish (Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire) and Irish: habitational name from Dalgety a parish in Fife. This surname is found mainly in counties Antrim and Down and is Gaelicized in Ireland as Mag Eitigh.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Geary, Getto, Betty, Ginty, Ditty, Gettys, Betti, Nutty, Cetta, Gitto

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Where is the Getty family from?

You can see how Getty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Getty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Getty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Getty families living in New York. This was about 39% of all the recorded Getty's in USA. New York had the highest population of Getty families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Getty surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Getty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Getty. 13% of Getty men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Getty women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Getty were Clerk 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Getty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Getty census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Getty. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Getty. For the veterans among your Getty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Getty lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Getty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Getty in 1952 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

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