Gettler Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Gettler Name Meaning

probably a spelling variant of Gättler, from Middle High German gate ‘companion’, see Gettig 1. altered spelling of Swiss Göttler, from a short form of the personal names Gottfried or Gotthard.

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

Similar surnames: Getter, Mettler, Rettler, Guettler, Geisler, Zettler, Kettler

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Gettler Family Origin

Where is the Gettler family from?

Gettler Family Occupations

What did your Gettler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, At Home and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gettler. A less common occupation for the Gettler family was Canvasser For Powder. The most common Gettler occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 19% of Gettler's were Keeping Houses.

View Census data for Gettler | Data not to scale

  • Keeping House

  • At Home

  • Butcher

  • Canvasser For Powder


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

Gettler Historical Records

What Gettler family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gettler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gettler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Gettler

Passenger List

There are 381 immigration records available for the last name Gettler. 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.

View all Gettler immigration records

Draft Card

There are 537 military records available for the last name Gettler. For the veterans among your Gettler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Gettler military records

You've only scratched the surface of Gettler family history.

Gettler Life Expectancy

What is the average Gettler lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gettler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Gettler in 1946 was 34, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gettler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gettler 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.

Famous Gettler Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name