Belt Name Meaning

English and North German: metonymic occupational name for a leather belt or strap maker, from Middle English belt(e), Middle Low German balt. German: from a short form of the Germanic personal name Baldher (see Belter). North German: habitational name from a place called Beelte (see Belter 2).

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


Similar surnames: Bell, Bolt, Best, Beck, Butt, Felt, Beltz, Kell, Welt, Bert

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Belt Family Origin

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Belt Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, the most common Belt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Belt's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belt. A less common occupation for the Belt family was Farming.

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Belt Historical Records

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Belt Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Belt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Belt in 1945 was 24, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belt

Famous Belt Family

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