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Wormwood Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin; possibly a topographic name for someone who lived where wormwood (Artemesia absinthium) grew, Middle English wormod, or a metonymic occupational name for a herbalist. In the Middle Ages wormwood was variously used as a tonic and vermifuge, in brewing ale, and to protect clothes and linen from moths and fleas.

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


Similar surnames: Garwood, Homewood, Norwood, Horwood, Armwood, Ormerod, Yarwood

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Wormwood Family Origin

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Wormwood Family Occupations

What did your Wormwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wormwood occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Wormwood's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wormwood family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wormwood.

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

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Wormwood Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Wormwood Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wormwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wormwood in 1950 was 38, and 84 in 2004.

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