Wirth Family History

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Wirth Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for an innkeeper, Middle High German wirt, German Wirt. German: status name for a man who was head of a family and master of his own household, from the same word in the sense ‘provider’. German: from a short form of Werdo, from a Germanic personal name formed with werd ‘worth’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Worth, Warth, With, Furth, Witt, Firth, Wurtz, Forth, Wirta, Kirch

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Wirth Family Origin

Where is the Wirth family from?

Wirth Family Occupations

What did your Wirth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wirth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Wirth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wirth family was Tailor. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wirth.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


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

Wirth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wirth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wirth 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wirth. 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 Wirth. For the veterans among your Wirth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wirth Life Expectancy

What is the average Wirth lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wirth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Wirth in 1947 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wirth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wirth 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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