Betterley Family History

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Betterley Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Betteley, from a place called Betley, of which there is one in Staffordshire and another in Sussex, the former being named from an Old English female personal name Bette + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Betley, Bentley, Butterly, Beeley, Brierley, Bottomley, Everley

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Betterley Family Origin

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Betterley Family Occupations

What did your Betterley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Betterley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Betterley's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Marble Cutter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Betterley. A less common occupation for the Betterley family was Truckman.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Marble Cutter

    11%
  • Truckman

    11%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Betterley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Betterley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Betterley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Betterley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Betterley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Betterley. For the veterans among your Betterley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Betterley Life Expectancy

What is the average Betterley lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Betterley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Betterley in 1962 was 63, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Betterley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Betterley 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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