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Metten Family History

Metten Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place called Metten in Westphalia. Flemish (Belgian Limburg) and Dutch: metronymic from the female personal name Mette a pet form of Margaretha (see Margaret ).

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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Where is the Metten family from?

You can see how Metten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Metten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Metten families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Metten families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Metten's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Metten families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Metten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Metten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Metten. 16% of Metten men worked as a Truck Driver and 60% of Metten women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Metten were Farmer and Field Worker. .

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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

  • Truck Driver
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Field Worker
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 409 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 Cards

There are 655 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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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.

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