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Goetter Name Meaning

German (Götter): from the ancient Germanic personal name Godehar formed with gōd ‘good’ or got ‘god’ + hari ‘army’. Compare Gotter .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Gotter, Getter, Goethe, Goettel, Otter, Dotter, Notter, Roether

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Where is the Goetter family from?

You can see how Goetter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Goetter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Goetter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Goetter families living in Wisconsin. This was about 47% of all the recorded Goetter's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Goetter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Goetter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Goetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Goetter. 23% of Goetter men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Goetter women worked as a Teacher. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Cook
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Goetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goetter 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 348 immigration records available for the last name Goetter. 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 272 military records available for the last name Goetter. For the veterans among your Goetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Goetter lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Goetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Goetter in 1960 was 37, and 79 in 2004.

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