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Bethune Name Meaning

French (Béthune) and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Béthune in Pas-de-Calais, Picardy, France, recorded in the 8th century in the Latin form Bitunia, probably an adjective (with villa understood) derived from the oblique form of a Germanic personal name Betto, a hypocoristic formation. Compare Bettencourt, Beaton.

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


Similar surnames: Beth, Bethany, Thune, Bethke, Terhune, Bethel, Beshore, Thun, Behnke

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Bethune Family Origin

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Bethune Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    52%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    3%
  • Oil Producer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bethune. A less common occupation for the Bethune family was Oil Producer. The most common Bethune occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Bethune's were Farmers.

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Bethune Historical Records

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Bethune Life Expectancy

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