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Retter Name Meaning

English: occupation name for a net-maker, from Old French retier. German: from a Germanic personal name composed with rad, rat ‘counsel’ + hari, heri ‘army’.

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


Similar surnames: Reeter, Setter, Rettler, Better, Retzer, Getter, Netter, Witter

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Retter Family Origin

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Retter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Labourer (AG)

    14%
  • Agricultural Laborer

    7%
  • Dairyman (A L)

    7%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer (AG) and Agricultural Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Retter. A less common occupation for the Retter family was Dairyman (A L). The most common Retter occupation in the UK was Farmer. 50% of Retter's were Farmers.

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Retter Historical Records

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Retter Life Expectancy

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