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Gettings Name Meaning

Irish Scottish and Welsh: variant of Getting with English genitival or excrescent -s or a possible variant of Gitton (from Anglo-Norman French guidon ‘military or guild banner’). Irish: possibly also a shortened Anglicized form of Mag Eiteagáin see McGettigan .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Getting, Geddings, Gittins, Gittings, Gathings, Gettinger, Gettis

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Where is the Gettings family from?

You can see how Gettings families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gettings family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gettings families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 114 Gettings families living in Lancashire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Gettings's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Gettings families in 1891.
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What did your Gettings ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Gettings. 20% of Gettings men worked as a Colliery Hewer and 76% of Gettings women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gettings were Coal Hewer and Corset Maker. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Colliery Hewer
  • Insurance Agent
  • Not Worker For 3 Year
  • Coal Hewer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties
  • Corset Maker
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gettings. 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.

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

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What is the average Gettings lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Gettings life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Gettings in 1962 was 75, and 72 in 2004.

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