Belt Family History

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Belt Name Meaning

English and North German: metonymic occupational name for a leather belt or strap maker, from Middle English belt(e), Middle Low German balt. German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Baldher (see Belter). North German: habitational name from a place called Beelte (see Belter 2).

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

Similar surnames: Bell, Bolt, Best, Beck, Butt, Felt, Beltz, Kell, Welt, Bert

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Belt Family Origin

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Belt Family Occupations

What did your Belt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Belt family was Laborer. Farmer and Grocer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Belt. The most common Belt occupation in Canada was Farmer. 71% of Belt's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Belt ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Belt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Belt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belt census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Belt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Belt. For the veterans among your Belt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belt Life Expectancy

What is the average Belt lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Belt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Belt in 1945 was 24, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belt ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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