Rettig Family History

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Rettig Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German retich, Middle Low German redig ‘radish’; a nickname for someone thought to resemble a radish in some way or a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of radishes.

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

Similar surnames: Gettig, Reddig, Reisig, Sittig, Fertig, Fettig, Wittig, Netter, Attig

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Rettig Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Rettig name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Rettig Family Origin

Where is the Rettig family from?

Rettig Family Occupations

What did your Rettig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rettig. A less common occupation for the Rettig family was Keeping House. The most common Rettig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Rettig's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House


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

Rettig Historical Records

What Rettig family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Rettig. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rettig 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Rettig. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Rettig. For the veterans among your Rettig ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rettig Life Expectancy

What is the average Rettig lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Rettig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Rettig in 1949 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rettig

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rettig 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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