Fetter Family History

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Fetter Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Vetter. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fat man, from modern German fett, Yiddish fet ‘fat’.

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

Similar surnames: Vetter, Fester, Netter, Futter, Fetzer, Ketter, Detter, Getter

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Fetter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fetter name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Fetter Family Origin

Where is the Fetter family from?

Fetter Family Occupations

What did your Fetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fetter. The most common Fetter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Fetter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fetter family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Fetter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Fetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fetter 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 Fetter. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Fetter. For the veterans among your Fetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fetter Life Expectancy

What is the average Fetter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Fetter in 1944 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fetter 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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