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Betten Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: metronymic from the personal name Bette a shortened form of Elisabeth (see Elizabeth ) or a patronymic from Bet a pet form of Berthold (see Beth ).

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


Similar surnames: Etten, Better, Bettin, Rutten, Butter, Botten, Bolten, Bergen, Betzen

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Where is the Betten family from?

You can see how Betten families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Betten family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Betten families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Betten families living in Missouri. This was about 20% of all the recorded Betten's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Betten families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Betten surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Betten ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Betten. 28% of Betten men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Betten women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Betten were Proprietor and Housekeeper. .

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Junk Dealer
    6%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    45%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 656 immigration records available for the last name Betten. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Betten lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Betten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Betten in 1941 was 36, and 84 in 2004.

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