Ketterer Family History

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Ketterer Name Meaning

occupational name for a chain maker, from an agent derivative of Middle High German keten(e) ‘chain’ (Latin catena). metronymic from Ketter, a pet form of the personal name Katharina (see Catherine).

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

Similar surnames: Ketter, Ketterman, Wetterer, Kettner, Riesterer, Retterer, Kettler

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Ketterer Family Origin

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Ketterer Family Occupations

What did your Ketterer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Ketterer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Ketterer's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ketterer. A less common occupation for the Ketterer family was Saloon Keeper.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House

  • Saloon Keeper


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

Ketterer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Ketterer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ketterer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Ketterer. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ketterer. For the veterans among your Ketterer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ketterer Life Expectancy

What is the average Ketterer lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Ketterer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Ketterer in 1951 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ketterer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ketterer 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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