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Betson Surname Meaning

English: metronymic from the female personal name Bet(te) a short form of Beatrice or (later) Elizabeth.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Betson family from?

You can see how Betson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Betson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Betson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 8 Betson families living in Quebec. This was about 33% of all the recorded Betson's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Betson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Betson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Betson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Betson. 100% of Betson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
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Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

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.

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Draft Cards

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.

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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.

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