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Kettner Name Meaning

South German: variant of Ketterer an occupational name for a chain maker. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Germany named Ketten or one in Bohemia near Liberec (Czech: Chotyně). German: cognate of Köther from an agent derivative of Middle High German kote ‘hut; day laborer's cottage’ (see Koether Koetter ).

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


Similar surnames: Ketter, Kettler, Suttner, Wetter, Kletter, Rittner, Kastner, Kuttner

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Where is the Kettner family from?

You can see how Kettner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kettner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Kettner families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Kettner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 58% of all the recorded Kettner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kettner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kettner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kettner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kettner. 25% of Kettner men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Kettner women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kettner were Salesman and 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
    25%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kettner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kettner. For the veterans among your Kettner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kettner lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kettner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kettner in 1948 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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