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Better Name Meaning

Translation of French Lemieux. English: nickname from Old English betere ‘fighter’, ‘beater’. Reaney suggests it may also be a short form of the various occupational names ending with -better, for example Leadbetter. German (Bavarian): metonymic occupational name for a maker of rosaries, from Bavarian better ‘rosary’ (from beten ‘to pray’).

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

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Glass Presser

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Better. The most common Better occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Better's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Better family was Glass Presser.

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