Betley Family History

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Betley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places, in Staffordshire and Sussex, named Betley, from an Old English female personal name Bette + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Bentley, Beeley, Batley, Bexley, Tetley, Berley, Hatley, Boxley

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Betley Family Origin

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Betley Family Occupations

What did your Betley 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 Betley. 4% of Betley men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Betley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Betley were Bank Office and Shop Keeper Confectioner (bread Cake Maker)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Automatic Glass Borth Making Machine Operator
  • Bakerinsidework
  • Bank Office

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
  • Shop Keeper Confectioner (bread Cake Maker)

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

Betley Historical Records

What Betley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Betley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Betley 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 415 immigration records available for the last name Betley. 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 516 military records available for the last name Betley. For the veterans among your Betley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Betley Life Expectancy

What is the average Betley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Betley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Betley in 1955 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Betley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Betley 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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