Firth Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name from Old English (ge)fyrhþe ‘woodland’ or ‘scrubland on the edge of a forest’. Scottish: habitational name from Firth in Orkney. Welsh: topographic name from Welsh ffrith, ffridd ‘barren land’, ‘mountain pasture’ (a borrowing of the Old English word mentioned in 1).

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

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Firth Family Origin

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Firth Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Keeps House

    2%
  • Laborer

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Firth family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Keeps House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Firth. The most common Firth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Firth's were Farmers.

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Firth Historical Records

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Firth Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Firth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Firth in 1943 was 42, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Firth

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