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Getty Name Meaning

Northern Irish (Derry): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eitigh ‘son of Eiteach’, a personal name from eiteach ‘winged’.

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


Similar surnames: Geary, Getto, Betty, Ginty, Ditty, Gettys, Betti, Nutty, Cetta, Gitto

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Getty Family Origin

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Getty Family Occupations

What did your Getty ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Getty occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Getty's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Getty. A less common occupation for the Getty family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Getty Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Getty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Getty 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Getty. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Getty. For the veterans among your Getty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Getty Life Expectancy

What is the average Getty lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Getty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Getty in 1952 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Getty

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Getty 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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