Knetter Family History

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Knetter Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin. Probably an occupational nickname for a baker, an agent noun from Middle High German kneten ‘to knead’.

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

Similar surnames: Koetter, Ketter, Netter, Kletter, Petter, Netzer, Tretter, Natter

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Knetter Family Origin

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Knetter Family Occupations

What did your Knetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Tanner and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Knetter. The most common Knetter occupation in the USA was Tanner. 67% of Knetter's were Tanners.

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  • Tanner

  • Farmer


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Knetter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Knetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knetter 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 Knetter. 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 Knetter. For the veterans among your Knetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knetter Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Knetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Knetter in 1956 was 27, and 82 in 2004.

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