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Ketterman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Kettermann:: occupational name for a chain maker from Middle High German keten(e) ‘chain’ + man ‘man’. metronymic from the female personal name Ketter a pet form of Katharina (see Catherine ).

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


Similar surnames: Kitterman, Batterman, Letterman, Kolterman, Otterman, Putterman

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Where is the Ketterman family from?

You can see how Ketterman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ketterman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ketterman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Ketterman families living in Virginia. This was about 83% of all the recorded Ketterman's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Ketterman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ketterman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ketterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ketterman. 31% of Ketterman men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Ketterman women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ketterman were Farm Laborer and Farmer. .

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    19%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Farmer
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ketterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ketterman 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 167 immigration records available for the last name Ketterman. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ketterman. For the veterans among your Ketterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ketterman lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ketterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Ketterman in 1958 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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