Bethany Family History

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Bethany Name Meaning

English: possibly a topographic name from an Old English plant name, betonice ‘betony’. The form of the name has been altered by folk association with the New Testament place name.

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

Similar surnames: Anthony, Beetham, Betley, Bethmann, Bethune, Behan, Berland, Bentham

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Bethany Family Origin

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Bethany Family Occupations

What did your Bethany ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bethany family was Railway Sup M Ry. The most common Bethany occupation in the UK was Candlemaker. 20% of Bethany's were Candlemakers. Candlemaker, Driver Royal Artillery and Quarry Man (Stone) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bethany.

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  • Candlemaker

  • Driver Royal Artillery

  • Quarry Man (Stone)

  • Railway Sup M Ry


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

Bethany Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bethany. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bethany 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 158 immigration records available for the last name Bethany. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bethany. For the veterans among your Bethany ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bethany Life Expectancy

What is the average Bethany lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bethany life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Bethany in 1954 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bethany 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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