Works Family History

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Works Name Meaning

English: variant of Work.

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

Similar surnames: Yorks, Work, Barks, Weeks, Worl, Cords, Wools, Moris, Rocks, Oaks

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Works Family Origin

Where is the Works family from?

Works Family Occupations

What did your Works ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Works family was Farm Laborer. The most common Works occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Works's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Works.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Works Historical Records

What Works family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Works. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Works 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 704 immigration records available for the last name Works. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Works. For the veterans among your Works ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Works Life Expectancy

What is the average Works lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Works life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Works in 1948 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Works

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Works 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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