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Wentworth Family History

Wentworth Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire and South Yorkshire called Wentworth, probably from the Old English byname Wintra meaning ‘winter’ + Old English worð ‘enclosure’. It is, however, also possible that the name referred to a settlement inhabited only in winter. Compare Winterbottom.

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

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103,047 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,954 Military Records
5,541 Immigration Records
74,072 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Wentworth Families

  • Number of Wentworth families
     208 - 413
     70 - 207
     1 - 69
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wentworth families
     90 - 177
     31 - 89
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wentworth families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Wentworth Family Origin

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Wentworth Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Wentworth

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Wentworth Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Wentworth Civil War Service Records

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