Bettis Family History

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Bettis Name Meaning

English: variant of Betts, or possibly a topographic name meaning ‘(dweller) by the hollows’, from Old English bytt ‘butt’, ‘cask’, used in a transferred sense.

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

Similar surnames: Pettis, Bettes, Gattis, Better, Betts, Bevis, Bettin, Bellis, Betty

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Bettis Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bettis name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bettis. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Bettis Family Origin

Where is the Bettis family from?

Bettis Family Occupations

What did your Bettis ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bettis family was Keeping House. The most common Bettis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Bettis's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bettis.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Bettis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Bettis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bettis 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 904 immigration records available for the last name Bettis. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bettis. For the veterans among your Bettis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bettis Life Expectancy

What is the average Bettis lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bettis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bettis in 1944 was 22, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bettis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bettis 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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