Papworth Family History

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Papworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Papworth in Cambridgeshire, named with the Old English personal name Papa + worþ ‘enclosure’. In England, the name still occurs chiefly in Cambridgeshire and adjoining counties.

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

Similar surnames: Hepworth, Pebworth, Walworth, Hayworth, Bosworth, Haworth, Hackworth

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Papworth Family Origin

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Papworth Family Occupations

What did your Papworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Butcher, Farmer and Boot & Shoe Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Papworth. A less common occupation for the Papworth family was Clerk Grocery. The most common Papworth occupation in the USA was Butcher. 31% of Papworth's were Butchers.

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  • Butcher

  • Farmer

  • Boot & Shoe Store

  • Clerk Grocery


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

Papworth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Papworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Papworth 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 Papworth. 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 Papworth. For the veterans among your Papworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Papworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Papworth lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Papworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Papworth in 1959 was 51, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Papworth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Papworth 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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