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Betker Family History

Betker Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: occupational name for a cooper. Compare German Boettcher.

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

Similar surnames: Beeker, Bekker, Becker, Berner, Better, Baker, Recker, Besler, Betler

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Where is the Betker family from?

You can see how Betker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Betker family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Betker families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Betker families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Betker's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Betker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Betker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Betker ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Betker. 50% of Betker men worked as a Labourer.

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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 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
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What Betker family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Betker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Betker 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 385 immigration records available for the last name Betker. 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 Cards

There are 377 military records available for the last name Betker. For the veterans among your Betker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Betker lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Betker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Betker in 1957 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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