Woodworth Family History

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Woodworth Name Meaning

English (Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside): possibly a habitational name from Wadworth in South Yorkshire, named with the Old English personal name Wada + worth ‘enclosure’.

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

Similar surnames: Bloodworth, Cudworth, Dodsworth, Wadsworth, Wentworth, Bosworth

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Woodworth Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Woodworth name?

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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Woodworth Family Origin

Where is the Woodworth family from?

Woodworth Family Occupations

What did your Woodworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woodworth. A less common occupation for the Woodworth family was Carpenter. The most common Woodworth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Woodworth'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 Woodworth ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Woodworth Historical Records

What Woodworth family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 78,000 census records available for the last name Woodworth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woodworth 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Woodworth. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Woodworth. For the veterans among your Woodworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woodworth Life Expectancy

What is the average Woodworth lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Woodworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Woodworth in 1944 was 32, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woodworth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woodworth 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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