Wadsworth Family History

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Wadsworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wadsworth near Halifax, West Yorkshire, named with the Old English personal name Wæddi + worð ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Dodsworth, Walworth, Bedsworth, Hemsworth, Hawksworth, Hainsworth

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Wadsworth Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wadsworth name?

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


  • Norway


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Wadsworth Family Origin

Where is the Wadsworth family from?

Wadsworth Family Occupations

What did your Wadsworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wadsworth family was Carpenter. The most common Wadsworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Wadsworth's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wadsworth.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Wadsworth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 153,000 census records available for the last name Wadsworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wadsworth 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 116,000 immigration records available for the last name Wadsworth. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Wadsworth. For the veterans among your Wadsworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wadsworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Wadsworth lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Wadsworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wadsworth in 1943 was 50, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wadsworth 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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