Geter Family History

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Geter Name Meaning

German: occupational name presumably for a field or garden worker, from Middle High German jeten ‘to weed’. In some cases it may be an altered spelling of French Jetté (see Jette).

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

Similar surnames: Geyer, Getter, Geier, Deter, Nester, Jeter, Reder, Peter, Teter, Eder

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Geter Family Origin

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Geter Family Occupations

What did your Geter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Geter.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Geter Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Geter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geter 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 399 immigration records available for the last name Geter. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Geter. For the veterans among your Geter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Geter Life Expectancy

What is the average Geter lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Geter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Geter in 1949 was 24, and 67 in 2004.

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