Waterworth Family History

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Waterworth Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): occupational name for a water bailiff, earlier Waterward, from Middle English water + ward ‘guard’. All the early examples occur on the banks of Martin Mere, a large freshwater lake (now drained) in western Lancashire.

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

Similar surnames: Butterworth, Waterhouse, Ashworth, Waterbury, Hainsworth, Ditsworth

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Waterworth Family Origin

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Waterworth Family Occupations

What did your Waterworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Waterworth family was Tinner. The most common Waterworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Waterworth's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Engineer, Gtrr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Waterworth.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Engineer, Gtrr

  • Tinner


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

Waterworth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Waterworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waterworth 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Waterworth. 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 Waterworth. For the veterans among your Waterworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waterworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Waterworth lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Waterworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Waterworth in 1962 was 70, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waterworth 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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