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Ketter Name Meaning

German: metronymic from a pet form of the female personal name Katharina. German: nickname from Low German Ketter ‘heretic’ (standard German Ketzer). German: Austrian variant of the topographic name Köther, from Middle High German kote ‘hut’, ‘cottage of a day laborer’ (see Koth). German: possibly a derivative of Middle High German keten(e) ‘chain’ (see Ketterer). Dutch: nickname from Middle Dutch catter ‘heretic’. Compare 2 above.

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


Similar surnames: Kettner, Etter, Koetter, Wetter, Petter, Kletter, Vetter, Netter

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Ketter Family Origin

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Ketter Family Occupations

What did your Ketter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ketter family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ketter. The most common Ketter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Ketter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Ketter Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Ketter Life Expectancy

What is the average Ketter lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ketter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ketter in 1952 was 31, and 66 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ketter 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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