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Netter Surname Meaning

English: occupational name for a net-maker from Middle English netter ‘net-maker’. English: occupational name for a cattle-herder from Middle English nete-herd ‘cattle-herd’ (Old English nēat + hierde). German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): variant of Nader . German: habitational name for someone from any of various places called Nette for example in Lower Saxony and Westphalia.

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

Similar surnames: Setter, Nutter, Netzer, Petter, Wetter, Nester, Ketter, Better

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Where is the Netter family from?

You can see how Netter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Netter family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Netter families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Netter families living in London. This was about 56% of all the recorded Netter's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Netter families in 1891.
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What did your Netter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, No Occupation Refugee and No Occupation Refugee were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Netter. 100% of Netter men worked as a No Occupation Refugee and 100% of Netter women worked as a No Occupation Refugee. .

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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

  • No Occupation Refugee

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • No Occupation Refugee
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Netter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Netter 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Netter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Netter. For the veterans among your Netter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Netter lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Netter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Netter in 1956 was 65, and 65 in 2004.

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