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Wortham Family History

Wortham Name Meaning

English (Middlesex): habitational name from Wortham in Suffolk named with Old English worth ‘enclosure’ + hām ‘village homestead’.

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


Similar surnames: Worsham, Northam, Fordham, Wareham, Witham, Worth, Woodham, Gorham

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Where is the Wortham family from?

You can see how Wortham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wortham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wortham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 22 Wortham families living in Tennessee. This was about 35% of all the recorded Wortham's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Wortham families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wortham surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wortham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wortham. 29% of Wortham men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Wortham women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wortham were Salesman and Laundress. .

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Laundress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Wortham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wortham 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 781 immigration records available for the last name Wortham. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wortham. For the veterans among your Wortham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wortham lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wortham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wortham in 1940 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

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