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Beatty Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Irish Mac (an) Bhiadhtaigh Scottish Gaelic Mac a' Bhiadhtaigh ‘son of the victualer’ (from biadhtach ‘victualer’); compare McVittie . Scottish: from the personal name Beatie a variant of Baty (see Baty and Batey ) a pet form of Bartholomew .

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

Similar surnames: Betty, Getty, Beaton, Keady, Batt, Betti, Batty, Patty, Betts, Berta

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Where is the Beatty family from?

You can see how Beatty families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beatty family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beatty families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 94 Beatty families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Beatty's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Beatty families in 1840.
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What did your Beatty ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beatty. 15% of Beatty men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Beatty women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beatty were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 142,000 census records available for the last name Beatty. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beatty census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 22,000 immigration records available for the last name Beatty. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Beatty. For the veterans among your Beatty ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beatty lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Beatty life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Beatty in 1940 was 54, and 76 in 2004.

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