Betts Family History

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Betts Name Meaning

English: patronymic or metronymic from the medieval personal name Bett, a short form of Bartholomew, Beatrice, or Elizabeth. Americanized spelling of German Betz.

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


Similar surnames: Beets, Letts, Bess, Botts, Betty, Betti, Batt, Kitts, Metts, Belt

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Betts Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Betts name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Betts Family Origin

Where is the Betts family from?

Betts Family Occupations

What did your Betts ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Betts occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Betts's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Betts. A less common occupation for the Betts family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    3%

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

Betts Historical Records

What Betts family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 228,000 census records available for the last name Betts. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Betts 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Betts. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Betts. For the veterans among your Betts ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Betts Life Expectancy

What is the average Betts lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Betts life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Betts in 1941 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Betts

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Betts 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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