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Gettig Family History

Gettig Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a personal name derived from Middle High German gate ‘companion’. See Gettel 1. Altered spelling of German Göttig, a variant of Getter 1.

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


Similar surnames: Rettig, Getting, Getter, Geeting, Sittig, Fettig, Attig, Wittig

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Where is the Gettig family from?

You can see how Gettig families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gettig family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gettig families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Gettig families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Gettig's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gettig families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gettig surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gettig ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gettig. 18% of Gettig men worked as a Truck Driver and 50% of Gettig women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gettig were Salesman and Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Truck Driver
    18%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 962 census records available for the last name Gettig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gettig census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 218 immigration records available for the last name Gettig. 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 Cards

There are 265 military records available for the last name Gettig. For the veterans among your Gettig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gettig lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gettig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gettig in 1959 was 51, and 91 in 2004.

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