Bethel Family History

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Bethel Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ithel ‘son of Ithael’, a personal name meaning ‘bountiful lord’. Compare Idle.

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


Similar surnames: Bethea, Beisel, Metzel, Netzel, Bethke, Betley, Betker, Bethell

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Bethel Family Origin

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Bethel Family Occupations

What did your Bethel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bethel family was Servant. The most common Bethel occupation in Canada was Druggist. 20% of Bethel's were Druggists. Druggist, Jeweler and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bethel.

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  • Druggist

    20%
  • Jeweler

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Servant

    20%

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

Bethel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bethel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bethel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bethel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bethel. For the veterans among your Bethel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bethel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bethel lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bethel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bethel in 1940 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bethel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bethel 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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