Kettner Family History

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Kettner Name Meaning

South German: variant of Ketterer, occupational name for a chain maker. German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Germany named Ketten. German: variant of the Austrian topographic name Köther, from Middle High German kote ‘hut’, ‘day laborer’s cottage’ (see Koth, Kott). Czech: from German Kettner, or Kötner, or alternatively a habitational name for someone from a place called Chotyne (German Ketten).

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


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

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Kettner Family Origin

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Kettner Family Occupations

What did your Kettner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kettner family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kettner. The most common Kettner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Kettner's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Cigar Maker

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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

Kettner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kettner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kettner 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 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Kettner Life Expectancy

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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