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Tretter Name Meaning

German: perhaps an occupational name from Middle High German treter ‘dancer’, ‘clown’, an agent derivative of treten ‘to step or dance’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish treter, German Treter ‘grape presser’.

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


Similar surnames: Trotter, Treiber, Netter, Rotter, Reuter, Kretzer, Petter, Wetter

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Where is the Tretter family from?

You can see how Tretter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tretter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Tretter families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 34 Tretter families living in Indiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Tretter's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Tretter families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tretter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tretter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tretter. 19% of Tretter men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Tretter women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tretter were Farm Laborer and Maid.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Farming
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tretter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tretter 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 538 immigration records available for the last name Tretter. 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 Tretter. For the veterans among your Tretter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tretter lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Tretter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tretter in 1958 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

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