Betson Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Betson Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic from the medieval personal name Bett, a short form of Bartholomew, Beatrice, or Elizabeth.

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

Similar surnames: Belson, Benson, Getson, Beatson, Beeson, Merson, Berson, Burson

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Betson Family Origin

Where is the Betson family from?

Betson Family Occupations

What did your Betson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Garde Malade were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Betson. 36% of Betson men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Betson women worked as a Garde Malade. Some less common occupations for Americans named Betson were Cultivateur and Maid

View Census data for Betson | Data not to scale

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Commis
  • Cultivateur

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Garde Malade
  • Machinist
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Betson Historical Records

What Betson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Betson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Betson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Betson

Passenger List

There are 800 immigration records available for the last name Betson. 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.

View all Betson immigration records

Draft Card

There are 595 military records available for the last name Betson. For the veterans among your Betson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Betson military records

You've only scratched the surface of Betson family history.

Betson Life Expectancy

What is the average Betson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Betson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Betson in 1944 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Betson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Betson 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.

Famous Betson Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name