Betzold Family History

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Betzold Name Meaning

in southern areas, a variant of Betschold, itself a variant of Berthold. in eastern areas, a variant of Petzold, from a vernacular form of the New Testament name Petrus (see Peter).

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

Similar surnames: Petzold, Paetzold, Petzoldt, Bergold, Metzel, Bertoldi, Betzler

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Betzold Family Origin

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Betzold Family Occupations

What did your Betzold ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Betzold family was Policeman. The most common Betzold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Betzold's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Betzold.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Policeman


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

Betzold Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Betzold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Betzold 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 375 immigration records available for the last name Betzold. 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 949 military records available for the last name Betzold. For the veterans among your Betzold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Betzold Life Expectancy

What is the average Betzold lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Betzold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Betzold in 1955 was 56, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Betzold

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