Jeter Family History

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Jeter Name Meaning

French: perhaps a variant of Jetté (see Jette). Perhaps also German, a variant of Jetter. Compare Yater.

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


Similar surnames: Geter, Reder, Jett, Cater, Teer, Hueter, Teter, Water, Rener, Heter

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Jeter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jeter name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jeter. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    44%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    11%

  • Benin/Togo

    9%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

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Jeter Family Origin

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Jeter Family Occupations

What did your Jeter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jeter family was Farming. The most common Jeter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Jeter's were Farmers. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jeter.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farm Laborer

    12%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Farming

    7%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Jeter ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Jeter Historical Records

What Jeter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Jeter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jeter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jeter. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Jeter. For the veterans among your Jeter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jeter Life Expectancy

What is the average Jeter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Jeter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1947. The average life expectancy for Jeter in 1944 was 30, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jeter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jeter 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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