Betancourt Family History

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Betancourt Name Meaning

Spanish (Canary Islands) and Portuguese: from Béthencourt (see Bettencourt), the name (with many variants) of the first conqueror of the Canary Islands (1417), a knight of Norman-French origin. This name is also common and widespread in Latin America.

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

Similar surnames: Bettencourt, Harcourt, Denoncourt, Belcourt, Court, Betancur

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Betancourt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Betancourt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Betancourt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Spain


  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Portugal


  • England & Wales


  • France


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Betancourt Family Origin

Where is the Betancourt family from?

Betancourt Family Occupations

What did your Betancourt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Cigar Maker, Farmer and Cigar Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Betancourt. A less common occupation for the Betancourt family was Clk-Segar Store. The most common Betancourt occupation in the USA was Cigar Maker. 27% of Betancourt's were Cigar Makers.

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  • Cigar Maker

  • Farmer

  • Cigar Store

  • Clk-Segar Store


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Betancourt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Betancourt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Betancourt 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Betancourt. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Betancourt. For the veterans among your Betancourt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Betancourt Life Expectancy

What is the average Betancourt lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Betancourt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Betancourt in 1944 was 25, and 70 in 2004.

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