Getman Surname Origin
(Origin German) The same as Ketman, from kette, a chain, and mann--a chain-man, one who used or carried a chain; a surveyor; a maker of chains.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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