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Wetterer Name Meaning

German: unexplained; perhaps a habitational name for someone from a place named Wetter, examples of which are found in Hesse, Lower Saxony, and North Rhine-Westphalia; or from the Wetterau, q.v.; or otherwise a respelling of Witterer, a nickname from Middle High German witeren ‘to attack with short words’.

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

Similar surnames: Wetter, Ketterer, Wehrer, Kettner, Fitterer, Detter, Retterer

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Wetterer Family Origin

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Wetterer Family Occupations

What did your Wetterer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wetterer family was Boot Shoe Maker. Farmer, At Home and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wetterer. The most common Wetterer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Wetterer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Blacksmith

  • Boot Shoe Maker


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Wetterer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wetterer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wetterer 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 252 immigration records available for the last name Wetterer. 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 279 military records available for the last name Wetterer. For the veterans among your Wetterer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wetterer Life Expectancy

What is the average Wetterer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Wetterer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Wetterer in 1962 was 89, and 83 in 2004.

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