Working Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Working Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Werking.

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


Similar surnames: Werking, Orbin, Wotring, Workinger, Dorning, Wolking, Bowling

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Working Family Origin

Where is the Working family from?

Working Family Occupations

What did your Working ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Working occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Working's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Working family was Keeping House. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Working.

View Census data for Working | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    39%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Working Historical Records

What Working family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Working. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Working census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Working

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Working. 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.

View all Working immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Working. For the veterans among your Working ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Working military records

You've only scratched the surface of Working family history.

Working Life Expectancy

What is the average Working lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Working life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Working in 1953 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Working

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Working 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.

Famous Working Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Look up another name