Betley Family History

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Betley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Staffordshire and Sussex, named Betley, from an Old English female personal name Bette + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Bentley, Beeley, Batley, Bexley, Tetley, Berley, Hatley, Boxley

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Betley Family Origin

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Betley Family Occupations

What did your Betley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Betley family was Boiler Maker. Agl. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Analytical Chemist & Science Lecturer (...) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Betley. The most common Betley occupation in the UK was Agl. Labourer. 4% of Betley's were Agl. Labourers.

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  • Agl. Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Analytical Chemist & Science Lecturer (...)

  • Boiler Maker


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Betley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Betley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Betley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 415 immigration records available for the last name Betley. 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 Card

There are 516 military records available for the last name Betley. For the veterans among your Betley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Betley Life Expectancy

What is the average Betley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Betley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Betley in 1955 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Betley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Betley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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