Holdsworth Family History

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Holdsworth Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from either of two places in West Yorkshire now called Holdsworth, both probably originally named with an Old English byname Halda ‘bent’ + worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Molesworth, Dodsworth, Hawksworth, Hemsworth, Hainsworth, Wadsworth

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Holdsworth Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Holdsworth name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Holdsworth. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Holdsworth Family Origin

Where is the Holdsworth family from?

Holdsworth Family Occupations

What did your Holdsworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Holdsworth. A less common occupation for the Holdsworth family was Laborer. The most common Holdsworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Holdsworth's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Holdsworth Historical Records

What Holdsworth family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Holdsworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holdsworth 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Holdsworth. 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 Holdsworth. For the veterans among your Holdsworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holdsworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Holdsworth lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Holdsworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Holdsworth in 1944 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holdsworth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holdsworth 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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