beets

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Dutch: patronymic from a short form of a Germanic personal name beginning with the element berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.
  2. Dutch: habitational name from a village in Friesland called Beets.
  3. English: outside East Anglia, possibly a respelling of Scottish Beats, a variant of Beat. In East Anglia, however, where the name is concentrated, it is of Dutch origin (see 1, 2), as evidenced by the census of 1881.
  4. Probably a respelling of German Beetz.
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