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Worton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Worton. Most are named with Old English wyrt ‘plant’, ‘vegetable’ + tun ‘enclosure’, i.e. a kitchen garden, but in some cases the first element may be Old English worð ‘enclosure’ (see Worth), and in the case of Nether and Over Worton in Oxfordshire (Hortone in Domesday Book, Orton in other early sources), it is Old English ora ‘bank’, ‘slope’.

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

Similar surnames: Orton, Horton, Norton, Morton, Lorton, Forton, Colton, Gorton, Tolton

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Worton Family Origin

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Worton Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Worton. 34% of Worton men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Worton women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Worton were Clerk and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Housework

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Worton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Worton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Worton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Worton. 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 Worton. For the veterans among your Worton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Worton Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Worton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Worton in 1958 was 51, and 72 in 2004.

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