Etter Name Meaning

South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near the boundary fence of a village, from Middle High German eter ‘woven boundary fence’. German and Dutch: from Middle High and Low German etter ‘uncle’ or ‘cousin’.

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


Similar surnames: Ketter, Petter, Wetter, Otter, Vetter, Ester, Nester, Netter, Notter

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Etter Family Origin

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Etter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Etter family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Etter. The most common Etter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Etter's were Farmers.

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Etter Historical Records

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Etter Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Etter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Etter in 1946 was 44, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Etter

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