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Worrell Family History

Worrell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Worrall in South Yorkshire, named with Old English wir ‘bog myrtle’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’. The Wirral peninsula in Cheshire has the same origin and may well be the source of the surname in some cases.

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

Similar surnames: Gorrell, Orrell, Cornell, Correll, Hurrell, Darrell, Norrell, Morrell

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Where is the Worrell family from?

You can see how Worrell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Worrell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Worrell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 38 Worrell families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Worrell's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Worrell families in 1840.
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What did your Worrell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Worrell. 24% of Worrell men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Worrell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Worrell were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Worrell. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Worrell. For the veterans among your Worrell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Worrell lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Worrell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Worrell in 1946 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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