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Koetter Family History

Koetter Name Meaning

German (Kötter): status name for a farm laborer who lived in a cottage from an agent derivative of Middle High German and Middle Low German kote ‘cottage’ (see Koth ).

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


Similar surnames: Ketter, Kletter, Klette, Kolter, Knetter, Kettner, Zotter, Kreiter

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Where is the Koetter family from?

You can see how Koetter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koetter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Koetter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 63 Koetter families living in Missouri. This was about 42% of all the recorded Koetter's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Koetter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koetter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Koetter. 30% of Koetter men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Koetter women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koetter were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Machinist
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    60%
  • Stenographer
    40%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Koetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koetter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 320 immigration records available for the last name Koetter. 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 335 military records available for the last name Koetter. For the veterans among your Koetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koetter lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Koetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Koetter in 1952 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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