Sether Family History

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Sether Name Meaning

Norwegian (Sæther): habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Seter or Sæter (see Sather).

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

Similar surnames: Sather, Wetter, Setter, Seeber, Semper, Ruther, Seher, Nethery, Steer

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Sether Family Origin

Where is the Sether family from?

Sether Family Occupations

What did your Sether ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sether occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Sether's were Farmers. Farmer, Boarder and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sether. A less common occupation for the Sether family was Shoe Maker.

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  • Farmer

  • Boarder

  • Laborer

  • Shoe Maker


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

Sether Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Sether Life Expectancy

What is the average Sether lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Sether life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Sether in 1961 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sether

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sether 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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