Dilworth Family History

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Dilworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Dilworth, a place in Lancashire named from Old English dile ‘dill’ (a medicinal and culinary herb) + wor{dh} ‘enclosure’. Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Dubhluachra ‘descendant of Dubhluachra’, a compound of dubh ‘black’ + luachair ‘rushes’.

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

Similar surnames: Silkworth, Ditsworth, Dulworth, Walworth, Ainsworth, Whitworth

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Dilworth Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dilworth name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dilworth. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Dilworth Family Origin

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Dilworth Family Occupations

What did your Dilworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dilworth family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dilworth. The most common Dilworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Dilworth's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Dilworth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Dilworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dilworth 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Dilworth. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Dilworth. For the veterans among your Dilworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dilworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Dilworth lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Dilworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dilworth in 1943 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dilworth 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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