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Better Name Meaning

Translation of French Lemieux. English: nickname from Old English betere ‘fighter’, ‘beater’. Reaney suggests it may also be a short form of the various occupational names ending with -better, for example Leadbetter. German (Bavarian): metonymic occupational name for a maker of rosaries, from Bavarian better ‘rosary’ (from beten ‘to pray’).

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


Similar surnames: Butter, Setter, Netter, Bester, Wetter, Getter, Retter, Bitter

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Store Keeper

    33%

In 1881, the most common Better occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Better's were Farmers. Farmer and Store Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Better.

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