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Gettis Name Meaning

Irish (northern): variant of Getty .

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


Similar surnames: Gettys, Geddis, Gentis, Gettig, Bettis, Getty, Pettys, Petts, Fettig

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Where is the Gettis family from?

You can see how Gettis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gettis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gettis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Gettis families living in Durham. This was about 80% of all the recorded Gettis's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Gettis families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gettis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gettis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gettis. 39% of Gettis men worked as a Laborer and 59% of Gettis women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gettis were Operator and None. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    39%
  • Farmer
    26%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    59%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • None
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gettis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gettis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 167 immigration records available for the last name Gettis. 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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Draft Cards

There are 572 military records available for the last name Gettis. For the veterans among your Gettis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gettis lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Gettis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Gettis in 1946 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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