History of your Surname
Get access to Dettmann family records.Start a free trial

Dettmann Family History

Dettmann Name Meaning

German: from a derivative of the old personal name Dettmar (see Dittmar and Dittmann of which this is a variant).

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

Similar surnames: Dittmann, Ottmann, Wittmann, Derman, Dettman, Heitzmann, Bethmann

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Dettmann family from?

You can see how Dettmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dettmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Dettmann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 6 Dettmann families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Dettmann's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Dettmann families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dettmann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dettmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dettmann. 25% of Dettmann men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Dettmann women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dettmann were Clerk and Stenographer. .

View Census Data for Dettmann | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

United States shown, England data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Laborer
  • Stenographer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Dettmann family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Dettmann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dettmann census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Dettmann

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Dettmann. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Dettmann immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dettmann. For the veterans among your Dettmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Dettmann military records

You've only scratched the surface of Dettmann family history

Discover More

What is the average Dettmann lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Dettmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Dettmann in 1962 was 71, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dettmann

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Dettmann family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial