Betten Family History

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Betten Name Meaning

Probably German, from a variant of Bete (see Beth). Possibly a shortened form of any of various German habitational names such as Bettendorf or Bettenhausen.

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


Similar surnames: Etten, Better, Bettin, Rutten, Butter, Botten, Bolten, Bergen, Betzen

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Betten Family Origin

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Betten Family Occupations

What did your Betten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Betten. A less common occupation for the Betten family was Farming. The most common Betten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Betten's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    22%
  • Butcher

    6%
  • Farming

    6%

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Betten Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Betten Life Expectancy

What is the average Betten lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Betten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Betten in 1941 was 36, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Betten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Betten 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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