Gettig Family History

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Gettig Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a personal name derived from Middle High German gate ‘companion’. See Gettel 1. Altered spelling of German Göttig, a variant of Getter 1.

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


Similar surnames: Rettig, Getting, Getter, Geeting, Sittig, Fettig, Attig, Wittig

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Gettig Family Origin

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Gettig Family Occupations

What did your Gettig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gettig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Gettig's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Gettig family was Stone Mason. Farmer, Black Smith and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gettig.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Black Smith

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    11%
  • Stone Mason

    11%

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Gettig Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gettig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gettig 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gettig. 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 Gettig. For the veterans among your Gettig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gettig Life Expectancy

What is the average Gettig lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Gettig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gettig in 1959 was 51, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gettig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gettig ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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