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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bettis

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Alt. Meaning

B is for bygone, never forgetting golden memories.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

I is for innovator, always improving

S is for serene, your calm time.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bettis

Jerome Bettis is a football player. Jerome was born on February 16th, 1972 in Detroit.


Angela Bettis is an actress, producer, director, and film director. She has been prominent since 1993. Angela was given the name Angela Marie Bettis on January 9th, 1973 in Austin, Texas, USA.


John Bettis is a pop music, rock music, rhythm, blues, and adult contemporary music songwriter. He has been prominent since 1967. John was born John Bettis on October 24th, 1946.


Chad Bettis is a baseball player for the Colorado Rockies. Chad was born on April 26th, 1989 in Lubbock, Texas.


Tom Bettis was a gridiron football player. Tom was born on March 17th, 1933 in Chicago. He breathed his last breath on February 28th, 2015.


Valerie Bettis was a modern dance, choreography (dance), actor, and choreographer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1949 to 1961. Valerie was born on December 20th, 1919 in Houston, Texas, U.S. She breathed her last breath on September 26th, 1982.


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Popularity of Bettis as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bettis U.S.
  White 70.53% 64.26%
  African American 23.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.88% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.43% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bettis

People with the last name Bettis are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bettis

  • How Popular is the name Bettis? As a last name Bettis was the 5,829th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bettis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bettis is Monday, March 4th, 1878.
  • How unique is the name Bettis? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bettis. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bettis: Your name in reverse order is Sitteb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Btseit. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bettis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,931 people with the last name Bettis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bettis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Bettis as their last name.

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