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Stetter Name Meaning

German:: variant of Stettner . nickname for someone who lives in a town as opposed to a village or in the country from Middle High German stat ‘place settlement town’.

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

Similar surnames: Stetzer, Stelter, Steer, Setter, Wetter, Smetzer, Kletter, Netter

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Where is the Stetter family from?

You can see how Stetter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stetter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stetter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Stetter families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 57% of all the recorded Stetter's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stetter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stetter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stetter. 17% of Stetter men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Stetter women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stetter were Salesman and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Stetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stetter census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Stetter. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Stetter. For the veterans among your Stetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stetter lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Stetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Stetter in 1962 was 70, and 83 in 2004.

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