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Work Family History

Work Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Work in the parish of St. Ola, Orkney.English: from Old English (ge)weorc ‘work’, ‘fortification’, hence probably a topographic name or an occupational name for someone who worked on fortifications or at a fort.Danish: habitational name from a place so called.

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

265,642 Historical Documents with Work on Ancestry.com
33,753 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
37,322 Military Records
3,225 Immigration Records
56,065 Census and Voter Lists
135,277 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Work Families

  • Number of Work families
     86 - 170
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Work families
     13 - 24
     5 - 12
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Work families
     109 - 216
     37 - 108
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Work census records

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Work Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Work families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Work Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Work families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Work

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Work Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Work census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Work ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Work Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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