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Bettis Name Meaning

English: variant of Betts (see also Bett ) or possibly a topographic name meaning ‘(dweller) by the hollows’ from Old English bytt ‘butt cask flagon womb’ used topographically like Old English byden ‘butt’ (compare Bidwell ).

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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Where is the Bettis family from?

You can see how Bettis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bettis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bettis families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 10 Bettis families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Bettis's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Bettis families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bettis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bettis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bettis. 26% of Bettis men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Bettis women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bettis were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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