Fetner Family History

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Fetner Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Fettner, Pfet(t)ner, an occupational name for a timber worker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German phate ‘beam’, ‘roof timber’ (see Fath).

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

Similar surnames: Fetzer, Fenner, Feiner, Benner, Depner, Zeltner, Finner, Getter

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Fetner Family Origin

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Fetner Family Occupations

What did your Fetner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Engineer Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fetner. A less common occupation for the Fetner family was Grocer. The most common Fetner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Fetner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Engineer Farmer

  • Grocer


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

Fetner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Fetner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fetner 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 382 immigration records available for the last name Fetner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fetner. For the veterans among your Fetner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fetner Life Expectancy

What is the average Fetner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Fetner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Fetner in 1962 was 67, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fetner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fetner 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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