Bethel Family History

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Bethel Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ithel ‘son of Ithael’, a personal name meaning ‘bountiful lord’. Compare Idle.

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

Similar surnames: Bethea, Beisel, Metzel, Netzel, Bethke, Betley, Betker, Bethell

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Bethel Family Origin

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Bethel Family Occupations

What did your Bethel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bethel. 2% of Bethel men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Bethel women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bethel were Electrical Cable Joint and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Coal Hewer
  • Electrical Cable Joint

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bethel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Bethel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bethel 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bethel. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Bethel. For the veterans among your Bethel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bethel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bethel lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bethel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bethel in 1940 was 37, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bethel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bethel 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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