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Getting Name Meaning

German: variant of Gettig or Götting (see Goetting). From an Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Gutyn (see Gittings).

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


Similar surnames: Gettig, Geeting, Gutting, Goetting, Gettings, Metting, Cutting

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Where is the Getting family from?

You can see how Getting families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Getting family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Getting families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Getting families living in Kentucky. This was about 67% of all the recorded Getting's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Getting families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Getting surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Getting ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Getting. 45% of Getting men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Getting women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farm Hand
    10%
  • Farm Operator
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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What Getting family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Getting. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Getting 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 490 immigration records available for the last name Getting. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Getting. For the veterans among your Getting ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Getting lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Getting life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Getting in 1957 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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