Betts Family History

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Betts Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Beets, Letts, Bess, Botts, Betty, Betti, Batt, Kitts, Metts, Belt

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Betts Family Origin

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Betts Family Occupations

What did your Betts ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Betts. 41% of Betts men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Betts women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Betts were Farmers Son and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Farmers Son
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%

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

Betts Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 228,000 census records available for the last name Betts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Betts 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Betts. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Betts. For the veterans among your Betts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Betts Life Expectancy

What is the average Betts lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Betts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Betts in 1941 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

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