Worthington Family History

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Worthington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and Leicestershire named Worthington; both may have originally been named in Old English as Wurðingtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Wurð’, but it is also possible that the first element was Old English worðign, a derivative of worð ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Withington, Wormington, Washington, Warrington, Whittington

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Worthington Family Origin

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Worthington Family Occupations

What did your Worthington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Worthington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Worthington's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Worthington. A less common occupation for the Worthington family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

Worthington Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Worthington Life Expectancy

What is the average Worthington lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Worthington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Worthington in 1941 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Worthington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Worthington 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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