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World Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Worl, Wold, Worland, Gord, Rold, Weld, Woll, Ford, Old, Hold

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World Family Origin

Where is the World family from?

World Family Occupations

What did your World ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by World. A less common occupation for the World family was Works On Farm. The most common World occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of World's were Farmers.

View Census data for World | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    6%
  • Works On Farm

    6%

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

World Historical Records

What World family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name World. Like a window into their day-to-day life, World 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 642 immigration records available for the last name World. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name World. For the veterans among your World ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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World Life Expectancy

What is the average World lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, World life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for World in 1957 was 48, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for World

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your World 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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