Ethier Family History

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Ethier Name Meaning

French: perhaps from Old French estier, ‘canal’, designating someone living near a canal; or perhaps a variant of Astier or Hatier. This name is sometimes Americanized as Achy.

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

Similar surnames: Pothier, Letcher, Authier, Shier, Etter, Thiery, Staiger, Thien

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Ethier Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ethier name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ethier. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • France


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


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Ethier Family Origin

Where is the Ethier family from?

Ethier Family Occupations

What did your Ethier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ethier occupation in the USA was Boot Bottomer. 23% of Ethier's were Boot Bottomers. A less common occupation for the Ethier family was Blacksmith. Boot Bottomer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ethier.

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  • Boot Bottomer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith


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

Ethier Historical Records

What Ethier family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Ethier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ethier 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ethier. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ethier. For the veterans among your Ethier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ethier Life Expectancy

What is the average Ethier lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ethier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Ethier in 1952 was 76, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ethier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ethier 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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