Wortham Family History

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Wortham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wortham in Suffolk, named with Old English worð ‘enclosure’ + ham ‘homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Worsham, Northam, Fordham, Wareham, Witham, Worth, Woodham, Gorham

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Wortham Family Origin

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Wortham Family Occupations

What did your Wortham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wortham. 29% of Wortham men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Wortham women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wortham were Salesman and Laundress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Laundress
    6%

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

Wortham Historical Records

What Wortham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Wortham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wortham 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 781 immigration records available for the last name Wortham. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wortham. For the veterans among your Wortham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wortham Life Expectancy

What is the average Wortham lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wortham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wortham in 1940 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wortham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wortham 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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