Betters on the Censuses in US
Betters in my family is a translation from the French Lemieux. They were from Canada.
On the 1865 MA state census they were listed as "Badders".
On the 1870 MA Fed Census they were listed as "Bates"
On the 1880 MA Fed Census they were listed as "Beattie"
On the 1900 MA Fed Census finally-----Betters.
So don't give up looking!