Worth Family History

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Worth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Worth, for example in Cheshire, Dorset, Sussex, and Kent, from Old English worð ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The vocabulary word probably survived into the Middle English period in the sense of a subsidiary settlement dependent on a main village, and in some cases the surname may be a topographic name derived from this use.

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


Similar surnames: Worthy, North, Warth, Forth, Mort, Wirth, Garth, Wortham, Horth, Worl

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Worth Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Worth name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    50%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    19%

  • Germanic Europe

    9%

  • Norway

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    3%

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Worth Family Origin

Where is the Worth family from?

Worth Family Occupations

What did your Worth ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Worth. The most common Worth occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Worth's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Worth family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Worth Historical Records

What Worth family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 113,000 census records available for the last name Worth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Worth 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Worth. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Worth. For the veterans among your Worth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Worth Life Expectancy

What is the average Worth lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Worth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Worth in 1945 was 41, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Worth 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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