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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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Where is the Worsham family from?

You can see how Worsham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Worsham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Worsham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 31 Worsham families living in Virginia. This was about 39% of all the recorded Worsham's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Worsham families in 1840.
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What did your Worsham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Worsham. 21% of Worsham men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Worsham women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Worsham were Salesman 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
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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