Metter Family History

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Metter Name Meaning

variant of Meth. from a Germanic personal name based on mahal ‘gathering place’, ‘court’.

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


Similar surnames: Ketter, Detter, Retter, Mitter, Mester, Mettler, Metten, Petter

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Metter Family Origin

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Metter Family Occupations

What did your Metter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Metter family was Farm Laborer. The most common Metter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Metter's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Miller were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Metter.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Miller

    10%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%

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

Metter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Metter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Metter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Metter

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Metter. 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 Metter. For the veterans among your Metter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Metter Life Expectancy

What is the average Metter lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Metter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Metter in 1960 was 66, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Metter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Metter 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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