Retterer Family History

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Retterer Name Meaning

German: probably from a Germanic personal name composed with rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’ (see Retter), or a variant of Reder 4.

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

Similar surnames: Retter, Rettler, Ketterer, Wetterer, Litterer, Hettwer, Gettler

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Retterer Family Origin

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Retterer Family Occupations

What did your Retterer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, farmer, Clothes Manufact. and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Retterer. The most common Retterer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 73% of Retterer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Retterer family was Rolling Mill.

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  • Farmer

  • Clothes Manufact.

  • Merchant

  • Rolling Mill


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

Retterer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 880 census records available for the last name Retterer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Retterer 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 123 immigration records available for the last name Retterer. 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 228 military records available for the last name Retterer. For the veterans among your Retterer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Retterer Life Expectancy

What is the average Retterer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Retterer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Retterer in 1962 was 85, and 82 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Retterer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Retterer 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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