Fetterly Family History

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Fetterly Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Vetterle or Vätterli, from a pet form of Middle High German vetter ‘secondary male relative’, i.e. uncle or cousin, but not father or son.

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

Similar surnames: Sitterly, Fetter, Epperly, Zettel, Getter, Fetner, Featherly, Esterly

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Fetterly Family Origin

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Fetterly Family Occupations

What did your Fetterly ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Works On Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fetterly. A less common occupation for the Fetterly family was Farm Laborer. The most common Fetterly occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Fetterly's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Works On Farm

  • Farm Laborer


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

Fetterly Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Fetterly. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fetterly 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 456 immigration records available for the last name Fetterly. 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 Fetterly. For the veterans among your Fetterly ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fetterly Life Expectancy

What is the average Fetterly lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Fetterly life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Fetterly in 1952 was 70, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fetterly

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fetterly 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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