Worsham Family History

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Worsham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places named Worsham, in Oxfordshire and Sussex. The first is named from the Old English personal name Wulfm?r + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’; the second is from an unattested Old English personal name Wyrtel + ha.

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

Similar surnames: Wortham, Woodham, Wareham, Fordham, Windham, Wakeham, Burcham

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Worsham Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Worsham name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Worsham. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Norway


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Worsham Family Origin

Where is the Worsham family from?

Worsham Family Occupations

What did your Worsham ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Worsham. The most common Worsham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Worsham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Worsham family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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

Worsham Historical Records

What Worsham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Worsham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Worsham 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 734 immigration records available for the last name Worsham. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Worsham. For the veterans among your Worsham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Worsham Life Expectancy

What is the average Worsham lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Worsham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Worsham in 1943 was 64, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Worsham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Worsham 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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