Molesworth Family History

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Molesworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cambridgeshire, named in Old English as ‘Mul’s enclosure’, from Mul, a personal name or byname meaning ‘mule’ + worð ‘enclosure’. It may also be derived from Mouldsworth in Cheshire, so called from Old English molda ‘crown of the head’, ‘top of a hill’ + worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Aylesworth, Holdsworth, Bosworth, Ellsworth, Dodsworth, Hainsworth

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Molesworth Family Origin

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Molesworth Family Occupations

What did your Molesworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Molesworth family was Gardener. Farmer, Brakesman and Fruit Grower were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Molesworth. The most common Molesworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 76% of Molesworth's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Brakesman

  • Fruit Grower

  • Gardener


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Molesworth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Molesworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molesworth 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Molesworth. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Molesworth. For the veterans among your Molesworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Molesworth Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Molesworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Molesworth in 1954 was 59, and 82 in 2004.

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