Mettler Family History

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Mettler Name Meaning

Eastern German: probably a patronymic from Metel, a pet form of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew). Swiss German: habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Switzerland called Mettlen.

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

Similar surnames: Gettler, Netter, Kettler, Rettler, Mitter, Wetter, Mittler, Metzler

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Mettler Family Origin

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Mettler Family Occupations

What did your Mettler ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mettler family was Furnisher Store. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mettler. The most common Mettler occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Mettler's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Furnisher Store


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

Mettler Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Mettler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mettler 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mettler. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mettler. For the veterans among your Mettler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mettler Life Expectancy

What is the average Mettler lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mettler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Mettler in 1941 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mettler

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mettler 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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