Detering Family History

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Detering Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the Low German personal name Dethard (see Deter).

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

Similar surnames: Deterding, Deitering, Deering, Seering, Meyering, Gehring, Deter

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Detering Family Origin

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Detering Family Occupations

What did your Detering ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Detering family was Barber. Farmer, Engineer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Detering. The most common Detering occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Detering's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Engineer

  • Laborer

  • Barber


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Detering ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Detering Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Detering. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Detering census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 269 immigration records available for the last name Detering. 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 Card

There are 242 military records available for the last name Detering. For the veterans among your Detering ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Detering Life Expectancy

What is the average Detering lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Detering life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Detering in 1963 was 76, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Detering

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Detering ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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