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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farmer'S Son

    2%

In 1881, the most common Betts occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Betts's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Betts. A less common occupation for the Betts family was Farmer'S Son.

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Betts Historical Records

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Betts Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Betts

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