Worcester Family History

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Worcester Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Worcester, named from Old English ceaster ‘Roman fort or walled city’ (Latin castra ‘legionary camp’) + a British tribal name of uncertain origin.

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

Similar surnames: Dorchester, Winchester, Rochester, Doncaster, Chichester, Waycaster

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Worcester Family Origin

Where is the Worcester family from?

Worcester Family Occupations

What did your Worcester ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Worcester family was Laborer. The most common Worcester occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Worcester's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Worcester.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Worcester Historical Records

What Worcester family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Worcester. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Worcester 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Worcester. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Worcester. For the veterans among your Worcester ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Worcester Life Expectancy

What is the average Worcester lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Worcester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Worcester in 1955 was 81, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Worcester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Worcester 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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