Gettis Family History

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Gettis Name Meaning

Variant of northern Irish Getty.

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

Similar surnames: Gettys, Geddis, Gentis, Gettig, Bettis, Getty, Pettys, Petts, Fettig

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Gettis Family Origin

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Gettis Family Occupations

What did your Gettis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gettis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Gettis's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gettis. A less common occupation for the Gettis family was At Home.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • At Home


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

Gettis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gettis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gettis 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 167 immigration records available for the last name Gettis. 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 572 military records available for the last name Gettis. For the veterans among your Gettis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gettis Life Expectancy

What is the average Gettis lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gettis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Gettis in 1946 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gettis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gettis 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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