History of your Surname
Get access to Betler family records.Start a free trial

Betler Family History

Betler Name Meaning

descriptive name for a beggar, Middle High German bëtelære, or a very poor person. habitational name; in northwestern Germany for someone from Bethel in Westphalia; in Austria from Bettlern in Bohemia (earlier Bettler; the Czech name of the place is Žebrák, from žebrák ‘beggar’), which was probably originally a settlement for homeless or dispossessed people.

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

Similar surnames: Beller, Bitler, Beeler, Beaber, Netzer, Beutler, Behler, Beiler

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Betler family from?

You can see how Betler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Betler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Betler families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Betler families living in Ohio. This was about 35% of all the recorded Betler's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Betler families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Betler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Betler ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Betler. 46% of Betler men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Betler women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Betler were Craneman and Burler.

View Census data for Betler | Data not to scale

*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
  • Craneman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housekeeper
  • Burler
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Betler family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Betler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Betler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Betler

Passenger Lists

There are 236 immigration records available for the last name Betler. 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.

View all Betler immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 252 military records available for the last name Betler. For the veterans among your Betler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Betler military records

You've only scratched the surface of Betler family history.

Discover More

What is the average Betler lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Betler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Betler in 1959 was 58, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Betler

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Betler family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial