Metten Family History

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Metten Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Metten in Westphalia.

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

Similar surnames: Etten, Mette, Metter, Rutten, Betten, Merten, Matte, Motte, Velten

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Metten Family Origin

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Metten Family Occupations

What did your Metten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, tinner, Book Keeper and F. Busness were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Metten. The most common Metten occupation in the USA was Tinner. 25% of Metten's were Tinners. A less common occupation for the Metten family was Farmer.

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  • Tinner

  • Book Keeper

  • F. Busness

  • Farmer


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

Metten Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Metten Life Expectancy

What is the average Metten lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Metten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Metten in 1962 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Metten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Metten 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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