Dearth Family History

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Dearth Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English derth ‘famine’ (of uncertain application) or de(e)th ‘death’, Old English dea{dh}. The latter name would have been acquired by someone who had played the part of the personified figure of Death in a pageant or play, or else one who was habitually gloomy or sickly, and the insertion of the letter -r- may have been a deliberate attempt to dissociate the name from death.

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

Similar surnames: Dear, Heath, Dart, Garth, Leath, Beach, Warth, Deary, Darty, Barth

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Dearth Family Origin

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Dearth Family Occupations

What did your Dearth ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Dearth. 88% of Dearth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated

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

Dearth Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dearth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dearth 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 479 immigration records available for the last name Dearth. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Dearth. For the veterans among your Dearth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dearth Life Expectancy

What is the average Dearth lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Dearth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Dearth in 1949 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dearth

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dearth 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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