Mette Family History

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Mette Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a pet form of the female personal name Mechthild (see Metz). French: topographic name from Old French mete ‘boundary stone’, ‘boundary’ (from Latin meta ‘bounded estate’).

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

Similar surnames: Mente, Motte, Matte, Metze, Jette, Myette, Sette, Mele, Metzel, Methe

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Mette Family Origin

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Mette Family Occupations

What did your Mette ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mette family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Carpenter and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mette. The most common Mette occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Mette's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Blacksmith

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Mette Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Mette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mette 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 741 immigration records available for the last name Mette. 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 Mette. For the veterans among your Mette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mette Life Expectancy

What is the average Mette lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mette in 1958 was 51, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mette

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mette ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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