Getchell Family History

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Getchell Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Irish Gatchell. Altered spelling of South German Götschel, Goetschel, from a short form of Gottfried or Gottschalk.

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

Similar surnames: Gatchell, Gitchell, Gatchel, Gutshall, Rochell, Mitchell, Gemmell

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Getchell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Getchell name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Getchell Family Origin

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Getchell Family Occupations

What did your Getchell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Getchell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Getchell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Getchell family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Getchell.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Getchell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Getchell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Getchell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Getchell. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Getchell. For the veterans among your Getchell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Getchell Life Expectancy

What is the average Getchell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Getchell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Getchell in 1955 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Getchell 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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