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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

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  • Carver & Gilder

    33%
  • Gilder

    33%
  • Joiner

    33%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Dearth family was Joiner. Carver & Gilder and Gilder were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Dearth. The most common Dearth occupation in the UK was Carver & Gilder. 33% of Dearth's were Carver & Gilders.

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Dearth Historical Records

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Dearth Life Expectancy

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