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Gettings Name Meaning

Irish Scottish and Welsh: variant of Getting with English genitival or excrescent -s or a possible variant of Gitton (from Anglo-Norman French guidon ‘military or guild banner’). Irish: possibly also a shortened Anglicized form of Mag Eiteagáin see McGettigan .

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


Similar surnames: Getting, Geddings, Gittins, Gittings, Gathings, Gettinger, Gettis

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Where is the Gettings family from?

You can see how Gettings families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gettings family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gettings families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Gettings families living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Gettings's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Gettings families in 1840.
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What did your Gettings ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gettings. 32% of Gettings men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Gettings women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gettings 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

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    13%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gettings. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Gettings. For the veterans among your Gettings ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gettings lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gettings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Gettings in 1962 was 75, and 72 in 2004.

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