Worth Family History

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Worth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Worth, for example in Cheshire, Dorset, Sussex, and Kent, from Old English worð ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The vocabulary word probably survived into the Middle English period in the sense of a subsidiary settlement dependent on a main village, and in some cases the surname may be a topographic name derived from this use.

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

Similar surnames: Worthy, North, Warth, Forth, Mort, Wirth, Garth, Wortham, Horth, Worl

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Worth Family Origin

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Worth Family Occupations

What did your Worth ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Worth. 33% of Worth men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Worth women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Worth were Carpenter and Labourer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Servant
  • Labourer

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

Worth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Worth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Worth 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Worth. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Worth. For the veterans among your Worth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Worth Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Worth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Worth in 1945 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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