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Betsey (F)>

Betsey (female)

Pet Name for:Elizabeth (F)
Can be spelt:Betsy (F)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire

English pet name for Elizabeth [q.v.], from an ancient Hebrew name meaning "oath of God". Sometimes used independently of Elizabeth as a given name in its own right.

This was the most frequent spelling of Betsy in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire.  There are many other spellings but all should be found with a Soundex search.