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Bettes Name Meaning

English: variant of Bettis .

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


Similar surnames: Bettis, Betts, Kettel, Metters, Better, Bees, Betten, Buttles, Yeates

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Where is the Bettes family from?

You can see how Bettes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bettes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bettes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Bettes families living in Tennessee. This was about 48% of all the recorded Bettes's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Bettes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bettes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bettes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bettes. 23% of Bettes men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Bettes women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bettes were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bettes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bettes 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 342 immigration records available for the last name Bettes. 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 983 military records available for the last name Bettes. For the veterans among your Bettes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bettes lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bettes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bettes in 1950 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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