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Beets Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name beginning with the element berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. Dutch: habitational name from a village in Friesland called Beets. English: outside East Anglia, possibly a respelling of Scottish Beats, a variant of Beat. In East Anglia, however, where the name is concentrated, it is of Dutch origin (see 1, 2), as evidenced by the census of 1881. Probably a respelling of German Beetz.

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


Similar surnames: Beers, Peets, Betts, Beetz, Belt, Hees, Roets, Boers, Leeds, Kees

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Where is the Beets family from?

You can see how Beets families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beets family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beets families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Beets families living in Ohio. This was about 19% of all the recorded Beets's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Beets families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beets surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beets ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beets. 26% of Beets men worked as a Farmer and 26% of Beets women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beets were Truck Driver and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    26%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 543 immigration records available for the last name Beets. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Beets. For the veterans among your Beets ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beets lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Beets life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Beets in 1951 was 39, and 68 in 2004.

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