Teter Family History

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Teter Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Deter.

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

Similar surnames: Teters, Deter, Teater, Geter, Teer, Getter, Reder, Nester, Tester

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Teter Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Teter name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Teter Family Origin

Where is the Teter family from?

Teter Family Occupations

What did your Teter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Teter family was Keeping House. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Teter. The most common Teter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Teter's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Teter Historical Records

What Teter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Teter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Teter 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 684 immigration records available for the last name Teter. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Teter. For the veterans among your Teter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Teter Life Expectancy

What is the average Teter lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Teter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Teter in 1944 was 24, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Teter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Teter 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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