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 Family Origin

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Worth Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Worth

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