Papworth Family History

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Papworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Papworth in Cambridgeshire, named with the Old English personal name Papa + worþ ‘enclosure’. In England, the name still occurs chiefly in Cambridgeshire and adjoining counties.

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


Similar surnames: Hepworth, Pebworth, Walworth, Hayworth, Bosworth, Haworth, Hackworth

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Papworth Family Origin

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Papworth Family Occupations

What did your Papworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Janitor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Papworth. 27% of Papworth men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Papworth women worked as a Janitor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Papworth were City Clerk and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    7%
  • City Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Janitor
    20%
  • Machinist
    20%
  • Operator
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%

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

Papworth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Papworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Papworth 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Papworth. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Papworth. For the veterans among your Papworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Papworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Papworth lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Papworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Papworth in 1959 was 51, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Papworth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Papworth 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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