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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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Where is the Betterton family from?

You can see how Betterton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Betterton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Betterton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Betterton families living in Alabama. This was about 22% of all the recorded Betterton's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Betterton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Betterton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Betterton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Betterton. 27% of Betterton men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Betterton women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Betterton were Salesman and Farm Cropper.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Farm Cropper
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Betterton lifespan?

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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