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Worl Name Meaning

German (Wörl): variant of Wehrle. English: perhaps a habitational name for someone from Worle in Somerset, which is most probably named with Old English wor ‘wood grouse’ + leah ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Work, Wool, Worm, Word, Wire, Torr, Wohl, Woll, Wold, Soll

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Where is the Worl family from?

You can see how Worl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Worl family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Worl families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Worl families living in Indiana. This was about 40% of all the recorded Worl's in the USA. Indiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Worl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Worl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Worl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Keeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Worl. 41% of Worl men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Worl women worked as a House Keeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Worl were Truck Driver and Telephone Operator.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Keeper
    43%
  • Domestic
    29%
  • Telephone Operator
    29%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 131 immigration records available for the last name Worl. 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 Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Worl. For the veterans among your Worl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Worl lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Worl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Worl in 1953 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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