Wentworth Family History

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Wentworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cambridgeshire and South Yorkshire called Wentworth, probably from the Old English byname Wintra meaning ‘winter’ + Old English worð ‘enclosure’. It is, however, also possible that the name referred to a settlement inhabited only in winter. Compare Winterbottom.

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

Similar surnames: Whitworth, Walworth, Hepworth, Unsworth, Ainsworth, Woodworth, Worth

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Wentworth Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wentworth name?

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


  • France


  • Norway


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Wentworth Family Origin

Where is the Wentworth family from?

Wentworth Family Occupations

What did your Wentworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wentworth family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wentworth. The most common Wentworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Wentworth's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Wentworth Historical Records

What Wentworth family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 78,000 census records available for the last name Wentworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wentworth 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Wentworth. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Wentworth. For the veterans among your Wentworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wentworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Wentworth lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wentworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wentworth in 1944 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wentworth 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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