Rettberg Family History

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Rettberg Name Meaning

German: habitational name from Rethberg in the Lippe district or from any of several places so named in northwestern Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Remsberg, Rehberg, Westberg, Heiberg, Risberg, Lehmberg, Freiberg

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Rettberg Family Origin

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Rettberg Family Occupations

What did your Rettberg ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rettberg family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Rettberg occupation in the USA was Butcher. 22% of Rettberg's were Butchers. Butcher, Baker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rettberg.

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  • Butcher

    22%
  • Baker

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    11%
  • Cabinet Maker

    11%

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

Rettberg Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Rettberg Life Expectancy

What is the average Rettberg lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Rettberg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Rettberg in 1952 was 45, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rettberg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rettberg 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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