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Wetter Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named. German: nickname from Middle High German wēt(t)er ‘weather thunderstorm’ for an irritable person. German: nickname for someone who liked to wager from Middle High German wetten ‘to bet wager’. English: variant of Water or in Cornwall a variant of Whetter the latter being an occupational name from Middle English whetter ‘whetstone; sharpener of tools’ a derivative of Old English hwettan ‘to whet sharpen’.

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

Similar surnames: Ketter, Petter, Netter, Etter, Wester, Witter, Vetter, Jetter, Detter

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Where is the Wetter family from?

You can see how Wetter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wetter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wetter families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Wetter families living in Connecticut. This was about 22% of all the recorded Wetter's in USA. Connecticut and 2 other states had the highest population of Wetter families in 1840.
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What did your Wetter ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wetter. 22% of Wetter men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Wetter women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wetter were Clerk and Housework. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Wetter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wetter 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Wetter. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Wetter. For the veterans among your Wetter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wetter lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wetter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Wetter in 1954 was 44, and 79 in 2004.

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