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Betts Family History

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

1,227,091 Historical Documents with Betts on Ancestry.com
284,157 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
23,681 Military Records
29,945 Immigration Records
208,468 Census and Voter Lists
680,840 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Betts Families

  • Number of Betts families
     186 - 369
     63 - 185
     1 - 62
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Betts families
     497 - 992
     166 - 496
     1 - 165
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Betts families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Betts census records

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Betts Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Betts families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Betts Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Betts families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Betts

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Betts Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Betts census records

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Betts Civil War Service Records

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