Kettering Family History

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Kettering Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Cateringe, probably from an unattested Old English personal name Cytra + -ingas, a suffix denoting ‘family or followers of’. Possibly an altered spelling of German Ketterling.

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

Similar surnames: Keeling, Keating, Ketterling, Getter, Kelting, Betteridge, Ketter

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Kettering Family Origin

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Kettering Family Occupations

What did your Kettering ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kettering. 11% of Kettering men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Kettering women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kettering were Manager and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kettering Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kettering. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kettering 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 502 immigration records available for the last name Kettering. 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 Kettering. For the veterans among your Kettering ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kettering Life Expectancy

What is the average Kettering lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kettering life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kettering in 1949 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kettering 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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