Ketterman Family History

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Ketterman Name Meaning

occupational name for a chain maker, from Middle High German keten(e) ‘chain’ + man ‘man’. metronymic from the female personal name Ketter, a pet form of Katharina (see Catherine).

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

Similar surnames: Kitterman, Batterman, Letterman, Kolterman, Otterman, Putterman

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Ketterman Family Origin

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Ketterman Family Occupations

What did your Ketterman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ketterman family was Keeping House. The most common Ketterman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Ketterman's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ketterman.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Stone Mason

  • Keeping House


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

Ketterman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Ketterman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ketterman 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 167 immigration records available for the last name Ketterman. 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 Ketterman. For the veterans among your Ketterman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ketterman Life Expectancy

What is the average Ketterman lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Ketterman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Ketterman in 1958 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ketterman

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