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Dearth Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English derth ‘famine’ (of uncertain application) or de(e)th ‘death’, Old English dea{dh}. The latter name would have been acquired by someone who had played the part of the personified figure of Death in a pageant or play, or else one who was habitually gloomy or sickly, and the insertion of the letter -r- may have been a deliberate attempt to dissociate the name from death.

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


Similar surnames: Dear, Heath, Dart, Garth, Leath, Beach, Warth, Deary, Darty, Barth

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Dearth Family Origin

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Dearth Family Occupations

What did your Dearth ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dearth ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1880, the most common Dearth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Dearth's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dearth. A less common occupation for the Dearth family was Laborer.

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Dearth Historical Records

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Dearth Life Expectancy

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