Worthen Family History

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Worthen Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Worthen in Shropshire or Worthing in Norfolk, both named from Old English worðign ‘the enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Worthing, Worton, Wortham, Worth, Wooten, Northey, Wortley, Porten

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Worthen Family Origin

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Worthen Family Occupations

What did your Worthen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Worthen family was Farming. The most common Worthen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Worthen's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Worthen.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Farming

    4%

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

Worthen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Worthen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Worthen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Worthen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Worthen. For the veterans among your Worthen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Worthen Life Expectancy

What is the average Worthen lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Worthen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Worthen in 1947 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Worthen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Worthen 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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