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Wurth Name Meaning

German (Würth): variant of Wirth.

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


Similar surnames: Wuerth, Furth, Werth, Kurth, Nuth, Wirth, Warth, Birth, Porth, Curt

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Where is the Wurth family from?

You can see how Wurth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wurth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Wurth families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 34 Wurth families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Wurth's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wurth families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wurth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wurth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wurth. 24% of Wurth men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Wurth women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wurth were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    24%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wurth. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wurth. For the veterans among your Wurth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wurth lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Wurth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Wurth in 1949 was 10, and 69 in 2004.

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