Betterton Family History

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Betterton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Berkshire named Betterton, probably from an Old English personal name Bethere + -ing- (implying association) + tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Catterton, Batterton, Netherton, Tetterton, Yelverton, Nettleton

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Betterton Family Origin

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Betterton Family Occupations

What did your Betterton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Betterton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Betterton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Betterton family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Betterton.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Betterton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Betterton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Betterton 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 463 immigration records available for the last name Betterton. 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 Betterton. For the veterans among your Betterton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Betterton Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Betterton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1947. The average life expectancy for Betterton in 1947 was 100, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Betterton 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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