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Working Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of German Werking.

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

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Working Family Origin

Where is the Working family from?

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Working Family Occupations

What did your Working ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Source: Census data for Working | Data not to scale

Working Historical Records

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Working Life Expectancy

What is the average Working lifespan?

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